At least nine dead and twenty injured in an Israeli attack on Gazans waiting for food

At least 9 Gazans were killed and twenty were injured in another Israeli attack against people waiting for the arrival of a humanitarian convoy to obtain food in Gaza City, in the north of the Strip, where famine is spreading.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
11 March 2024 Monday 16:21
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At least nine dead and twenty injured in an Israeli attack on Gazans waiting for food

At least 9 Gazans were killed and twenty were injured in another Israeli attack against people waiting for the arrival of a humanitarian convoy to obtain food in Gaza City, in the north of the Strip, where famine is spreading.

The official Palestinian Wafa agency reported 9 dead and more than 20 wounded who were taken to the Al Shifa Medical Complex after "the occupation attacked people at the Kuwait roundabout in Gaza City, while they were waiting for help to arrive."

"The bombings against these gatherings of hungry people have become a daily routine practiced by the occupation and witnessed by the international community on their screens," said the Strip's Ministry of Health in a statement, referring to what happened in the Kuwait roundabout but no casualties reported.

The Ministry explained that humanitarian assistance reaches Gaza City through two routes; Salah al Din street, passing through the Kuwait roundabout - where attacks have occurred before - and along Sea street, a road that crosses the Nablusi roundabout, where on February 29 the so-called "flour massacre" took place. ".

At least 118 Gazans died and more than 700 were injured on February 29, when some 12,000 people were waiting for the arrival of an aid convoy and, according to the Army, the hungry crowd pounced on the trucks in a stampede that caused deaths by suffocation; although Palestinian sources assert that the victims had gunshot and shrapnel wounds.

"Hungry people gather at these two places (Kuwait roundabout and Nablusi roundabout) in the hope of getting some food. Hunger will plague all the inhabitants of northern Gaza. Aid is too little, minimal. The cost of a meal could mean certain death," the Ministry denounced today.

It is estimated that there are some 700,000 people at risk of famine in the north of the Strip, and in recent weeks 27 people have died from malnutrition and dehydration, most of them babies.

Wafa also reported several injuries in an Israeli bombing that targeted a house in the city of Rafah, at the southern end of the Strip bordering Egypt, where 1.4 million displaced people live; as well as artillery attacks in the neighborhoods of Abasan, Kabira and Khuzaa, in Khan Yunis, also in the south.

In 158 days of war, more than 31,100 people have died in the Gaza Strip and more than 72,700 have been injured, in addition to some 8,000 bodies estimated to be trapped under the rubble, according to Health.