News ID : 167642
Publish Date : 3/15/2024 5:44:44 PM
Dozens of Palestinian aid-seekers killed in Israeli attacks

Dozens of Palestinian aid-seekers killed in Israeli attacks

Dozens of Palestinians have been killed in the latest Israeli attacks on people waiting for humanitarian aid in the besieged Gaza Strip.

Gaza’s health ministry said on Friday that Israel killed 21 people, who were waiting to receive desperately needed aid at the Kuwait Roundabout, southeast of Gaza City, and injured more than 150 others on Thursday.

The Palestinians Information Center, however, cited the Geneva-based Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor as saying that more than 60 people were killed and 160 others injured in the attack.

Citing initial reports, the group said the casualties took place as the Israeli military forces opened fire on the civilians from tanks and helicopters and ran over a number of them.

Noting that the number of Palestinians who had lost their lives while waiting for aid has exceeded 500 people, the group blamed the United States and the international community for the ongoing massacres in Gaza.

The latest massacre came hours after eight people were killed in an Israeli airstrike on an aid distribution center at al-Nuseirat camp in central Gaza, according to health officials.

The Israeli military, however, denied that its forces had opened fire on the aid-seekers, saying "Press reports that Israeli forces attacked dozens of Gazans at an aid distribution point are erroneous.” The statement didn’t specify which attack.

On Wednesday, six aid-seekers were killed and dozens others injured at the Kuwait Roundabout.

Also on Wednesday, Israel attacked a UN aid warehouse in southern Rafah that also caused an unspecified number of casualties.

That comes as rights groups say Israel is using starvation as a weapon of war against Palestinians.

The United Nations has warned that at least 576,000 people in Gaza, a quarter of the population, are on the brink of famine.

A spokesman for the Civil Defense in Gaza has urged the UN and human right groups to stop such massacres, stressing that aid must enter Gaza by land to avoid more casualties.

Israel unleashed its war on Gaza on October 7 after the Palestinian Hamas resistance group carried out Operation Al-Aqsa Storm against the usurping entity in retaliation for its intensified atrocities against the Palestinian people.

The Tel Aviv regime has also imposed a “complete siege” on the territory, cutting off fuel, electricity, food and water to the more than two million Palestinians living there.

Since the start of the offensive, the Tel Aviv regime has killed over 31,000 Palestinians and injured more than 73,000 others.

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