Over 110 Gazans killed, 760 injured while waiting for food aid

Israeli forces killed at least 112 Palestinians and wounded another 760 in northern Gaza as they were waiting for food aid on Thursday, al Jazeera reported.

Oman’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement said the deadly attack on aid seekers was a part of “systematic criminal acts by the occupation forces”.

The incident was a clear violation of international law the ministry said, adding that it was “nothing but a continuation of the policy of extermination pursued by the Israeli occupation forces”.

“The Sultanate of Oman calls on the international community to intervene urgently and decisively to put an end to the tragic humanitarian conditions in the Gaza Strip and to hold the occupying state fully responsible for its targeting of civilians and civilian facilities in the Gaza Strip,” the ministry said, Al Jazeera reported.

Also, Turkey’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that Israeli forces have committed “yet another crime” after firing on Palestinians queueing for food in northern Gaza, where Israel has blocked or delayed large portions of humanitarian assistance for months.

“Israel has committed yet another crime against humanity with the killing of the Palestinians in the Nabulsi Square. The fact that Israel, which has been using starvation as a weapon of war in Gaza, is now targeting innocent civilians who are seeking life-saving aid is evidence of Israel’s intention to destroy the entire Palestinian population,” a statement from the ministry reads.

Following the attack, UN aid chief Martin Griffiths said, “Life draining out of Gaza at terrifying speed.”

The Center for International Policy (CIP) has called on US President Biden to suspend the transfer of weapons to Israel after the massacre of aid seekers in northern Gaza.

“President Biden must say ‘enough is enough’ and finally end US support for and complicity in the ongoing carnage in Gaza,” CIP Executive Vice President Matt Duss said in a statement.

Duss also stressed the need for a ceasefire, citing the expansion of the war into Lebanon and the Red Sea, which he warned could turn into a “more devastating conflict”.

“Nearly five months of slaughter and starvation of civilians in Gaza, and the continued holding and abuse of Israeli hostages, must not continue. It is time for President Biden and US partners to finally use their leverage to end this catastrophe,” he said.


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