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11 Year-Old Girl Shot While Studying At UN School

Palestinian Girl Hit By Israeli Gunfire While Studying At UN-Run School In Gaza

An 11-year-old Palestinian girl in the Gaza Strip has been taken to hospital for emergency surgery after she was struck by Israeli gunfire while sitting at her desk in a United Nations-run school this morning.

Ghadeer Jaber Mokheimer was hit in the stomach during classes at the school in the refugee camp at Khan Younis, the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East UNRWA) said in a statement issued in Jerusalem. The hospital described the condition of the grade five student as stable.

UNRWA said two shots were heard at about 10.45 a.m. from the direction of an Israeli army position on the border of the Gush Katif settlement and overlooking Khan Younis.

Noting it is the fourth incident of its kind in two years, and that the Agency has repeatedly asked Israeli authorities to stop firing at schools, UNRWA Commissioner-General Peter Hansen called for an immediate end to such shootings.

Most recently, 10-year-old Raghda Adnan Al-Assar was struck in the head on 7 September while sitting at her desk in a classroom of another UNRWA-run school in Khan Younis. She never regained consciousness and died on 22 September.

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