Shells Hit UN School in Gaza, Kill 15

Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded U.N. school Wednesday sheltering Gazans displaced by fighting, killing 15 and wounding 90 after tearing through the walls of two classrooms, a spokesman for a U.N. aid agency and a health official said.

The relentless bombardment also killed 27 Palestinians elsewhere in the coastal territory Wednesday, further dimming hopes of a sustainable cease-fire.

The strike at the U.N. school in the Jebaliya refugee camp came amid Israel’s heaviest air and artillery assault in more than three weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting.

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