Israeli bombers strike an Egyptian school, killing 46 children (04/08/70)

The Bahr el-Baqar primary school in the Egyptian village of Bahr el-Baqar (south of Port Said, in the eastern province of Sharqia) was bombed by the Israeli Air Force on 8 April 1970, killing 46 children. Of the 130 children who attended the school, 46 were killed and over 50 wounded. The school itself was completely demolished.[1][2][3] The attack was carried out by Israeli Air Force F4 Phantom II fighter bombers, at 9:20 am on Wednesday April 8. Five bombs and two air-to-ground missiles struck the single-floor school, which consisted of three classrooms.

The attack is considered to be a human error on the Israeli side and was conducted as part of a series of deep penetration strikes named Operation Priha, Israel said it was under the impression that the school was an Egyptian military installation.