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Children in Gaza left in ice cream freezers as morgues run out of space

India TV News Desk 04 Aug 2014, 17:04:26 PM IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi: Even as the UN expressed outrage after another deadly strike on one of its schools on Sunday, pictures tweeted by doctors and journalists from Gaza, showing bodies of children in ice cream freezers have sparked outrage on the social media site.

According to the reports Rafah's main Najjar hospital was closed after being hit in a recent strike, due to which only two clinics were functioning, with medics rapidly running out of space to store the growing pile of bodies.

In one, a foreign correspondent witnessed the bodies of four small children packed into an ice cream freezers.

A child was killed and 30 people wounded in an Israeli air strike on a refugee camp in Gaza City on Monday just minutes into an Israeli-declared truce, medics said.

The strike hit a house in the beachfront Shati refugee camp, killing an eight-year-old girl, emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said.

Earlier, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon described an Israeli strike near a UN-run school in Gaza as "a moral outrage and a criminal act".

Palestinian officials said that at least 10 people died in the attack Sunday.

The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) confirmed Sunday that they had begun withdrawing some troops from Gaza, saying it was "extremely close" to completing its mission to destroy a network of tunnels.

Health officials in Gaza said 1,800 Palestinians, most of them civilians, have been killed and more than 9,000 were injured since the conflict began July 8.

Sixty-six Israelis have died, including soldiers and civilians.

A Thai national working in Israel was also killed.