At Least 104 Palestinians Died While Receiving Food in Gaza

There are conflicting reports of the attack, but at least 104 Palestinians were killed in Gaza City on Thursday when Israeli troops opened fire on civilians attempting to collect food from aid vehicles. According to US President Joe Biden, investigators were comparing “competing versions” of the attack’s sequence of events. Spokeswoman for the White House Olivia Dalton described the death toll as “tremendously alarming” and expressed serious worry. While accompanying Biden to the border between the United States and Mexico, she told reporters on Air Force One that “this latest event needs to be thoroughly investigated.” “This event underscores the need for … expanded humanitarian aid to make its way into Gaza.

 

The Israeli strike on the gathering near the al-Nabusi roundabout in the western section of the city was first reported by Gaza medical officials. Later, witnesses claimed that as civilians were unloading canned food and bread from trucks, Israeli troops opened fire. While acknowledging that forces had opened fire, Israeli officials claimed that the reason for the shooting was because the individuals running toward the relief trucks “posed a threat.” Initially, according to the military, “dozens were killed and injured from pushing, trampling, and being run over by the trucks.” Similar justification was provided by the office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who said that many of the victims were crushed by the trucks after “aid trucks were overwhelmed by people trying to loot.

 

According to the UN, the relief delivery on Thursday did not include any of its agencies. According to the U.S. State Department, the convoy was carrying goods. Two things stand out. simply from the aerial video,” Matthew Miller, a spokesman for the State Department, stated. “After taking a quick glance at that, one may quickly draw the conclusion that things are getting really dire and that people are flocking these trucks in order to get food, medicine, and other necessities. And that indicates that more work needs to be done to provide humanitarian aid. The second point is that, as it has been for far too many days since October 7th, there were far too many Palestinian deaths today,” he stated.

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