ITV News has witnessed the aftermath of an attack on a UN school in Gaza, which has left at least 15 people dead and dozens more injured
The Beit Hanoun elementary school, which was being used as a shelter, had around 800 people – mostly women and children – inside when the attack took place at 2.30pm today.
UN spokesman Adnan Abu Hassna told ITV News that the Israeli military attacked the school, despite having received the exact co-ordinates of the facility.
But Israel neither admitted or denied responsibility for the attack.
Dan Rivers reported seeing dozens of children lying in “pools of blood” in a local hospital.
I just can’t get over what I have just witnessed at the Kamal Odwan hospital in#Gaza so many injured children
I will never forget the utter shock on these kids faces – they thought they were safe in a UN school #Gaza http://t.co/0YRHVc6pxz
A six-month-old baby boy had to be treated for shrapnel wounds after the attack.
The strike came on another day of fierce fighting in the region, despite continued diplomatic pressure for a ceasefire.
More than 700 Palestinians – mostly civilians – have been killed in the 16-day conflict.
Israel has lost 32 soldiers in the violence.