Israeli fire kills six Gazans awaiting aid trucks, say Palestinian health officials

Mar14,2024



Cairo: Six Palestinians killed and dozens more injured in Israeli shooting as crowds of residents waited for aid trucks Gaza city, Gaza health ministry officials said on Thursday.
Palestinians were rushing to get aid supplies at the Kuwait intersection in northern Gaza City late Wednesday when Israeli forces opened fire, residents and health officials said. The Israeli military did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the incident.
The conflict in Gaza has displaced most of the enclave's 2.3 million population and aid deliveries have led to chaotic scenes and fatalities as hungry people struggle for food.
On 29th February, palestinian Health officials said Israeli forces shot dead more than 100 Palestinians as they waited for aid delivery near Gaza City. Israel blamed the deaths on crowds that surrounded the aid trucks and said the victims were crushed to death or crushed to death.
In Deir al-Balah An Israeli missile hit a house in central Gaza on Thursday, killing nine people, Palestinian doctors said. Residents said Israeli air and ground bombardment continued overnight across the area, including Rafah in the south, where more than a million displaced people are sheltering.
The war started when Hamas fighters attacked Israel 7 OctoberAccording to Israeli figures, 1,200 people were killed and 253 hostages were captured. Health officials in Hamas-run Gaza say Israel followed up with air, sea and ground attacks that killed more than 31,000 Palestinians.
Israeli military strikes on the Gaza Strip killed 69 Palestinians and wounded 110 others in the past 24 hours, the Gaza Health Ministry said on Thursday.
Now as the war is in its sixth month, the United Nations has warned that at least 576,000 people in Gaza – a quarter of the population – are on the brink of famine and global pressure is increasing on Israel to allow greater access to the territory. Used to be.
Israel has denied obstructing aid deliveries to Gaza. It has blamed the delays on failures by aid agencies and accused Hamas of diverting the aid. Hamas denies this and says Israel uses hunger as a weapon in its military offensives.
A ship carrying aid is currently arriving near Gaza in a pilot test of sea delivery, which is expected to be followed by a US military effort to establish a dock off the coast of Gaza that can handle up to two million meals a day. Will be able to distribute.
While welcoming the aid ships, Palestinian and UN officials say sea delivery is not a substitute for sending aid via land crossings.



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