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The Ministry of Education in Gaza says 4,119 pupils have been killed in the Gaza Strip since the beginning of the war on October 7, 2023.

The ministry announced on Tuesday, January 2, 2024, that 7,539 pupils were injured in the same period.

It added that 221 teachers and administrative officials were killed in the Gaza Strip.

The ministry said 278 public and 65 United Nations (UN)  schools were damaged or destroyed in Israeli attacks.

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The United Nations said its facilities served as emergency accommodation for 1.4 million of the 1.9 million internally displaced people in the Gaza Strip.

There have been repeated reports of deaths and injuries in Israeli attacks on school buildings.

The Israeli army accused the Islamist group Hamas of systematically misusing schools, mosques, and hospitals in the Gaza Strip for military purposes.

It said its soldiers had been attacked from schools and that rockets had been fired from them at Israeli towns, while weapons had been found in school buildings.

Hamas, however, rejected these claims.

The Star

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