Israeli strikes kill 50 Palestinians queueing for humanitarian aid
GAZA: (Web Desk) An Israeli strike has killed at least 20 Palestinians in Gaza City on Thursday, as they queued for humanitarian aid and killed 30 others in separate incidents in the war-torn city.
Over 150 people were wounded in the strike in the northern part of the city, which is suffering from a dire humanitarian crisis due to a lack of food, water and medicine.
“The Israeli occupation committed a new massacre against thousands of hungry mouths who were waiting for aid,” Ashraf al-Qudra said in a statement on Telegram.
Heavy fighting near the remaining hospitals in Khan Younis including Nasser and Al Amal has been incessant, leaving patients and staff terrified.
The Palestinian Red Crescent Society says Israeli forces have targeted its headquarters at the hospital in Khan Younis for a fourth day in a row.
Illegal Israeli settlers dug graves marked with flowers in the land of the Mleihat community in the Muarrajat, between the eastern hills of Ramallah and Jericho, as threats and harassment against Palestinian Bedouins continue.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday renewed calls for Israel to protect civilians after a deadly strike on a UN shelter in Gaza that brought rare US condemnation.
Two tank shells struck the UN shelter Wednesday in Gaza’s main southern city of Khan Younis, killing 12 people, according to the United Nations.
On a visit to Angola, Blinken told reporters that the UN shelter “is essential and it has to be protected”.
“We have reaffirmed this with the government of Israel and it is my understanding that they are, as is necessary and appropriate, looking into this incident,” Blinken said, without saying at what level discussions took place.