Egypt · Political

Bahr El-Baqar primary school bombing

April 8, 1970
Bahr El-Baqar, Egypt
The Israeli Air Force bombs Bahr el-Baqar primary school, killing 46 children and injuring over 50

The attack is considered human error, with the Israeli military stating they thought the building was a military base. Israeli Minister of Defense Moshe Dayan later commented on the bombing, “Maybe the Egyptians put elementary students in a military base.”

The destruction of the school heavily contributed to Israeli forces suspending deep strike attacks on the area.

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