The Israeli Army caused a massacre this Saturday in the northern city of Gaza, causing at least 48 deaths in attacks on three residential neighborhoods, shortly after the local Ministry of Health had announced a hundred deaths since yesterday afternoon in the Strip. , the worst figure in recent weeks.

The images of wounded Gazans in the Al Shati refugee camp, located in this town, emerging from the smoke and dust with their faces and clothes blackened by the collapse of the buildings can be seen in the numerous videos spread on social networks, in which an atmosphere of general panic and several buildings in ruins can be seen.

In the Al Shati camp alone, it is estimated that at least 22 people have died due to Israeli bombing, according to rescue teams, who regretted being unable to reach all the wounded who are still trapped in the rubble.

“Ambulance crews are being denied access to bombed areas; “Civil defense capabilities are not proportional to the magnitude of the destruction and it is difficult for us to reach the victims,” ​​the spokesman for the Red Crescent in Gaza said in a statement today.

In a second attack on the Al Tuffah neighborhood, east of Gaza City, another 19 bodies, including children, were recovered from the ruins. Another seven were rescued from the Zeitun area. There are also 14 people missing and 50 injured, according to sources from the Hamas Government Media Office.

The Israeli Army announced today that it had bombed two “Hamas military infrastructure” points in the Gazan capital with warplanes, but hours after that statement it did not offer any more details. Local Israeli media point to a possible assassination attempt on a senior Hamas official as the motive behind the attacks.

The Islamist armed group Hamas has lamented in a statement the “savage attack on unarmed civilians” by Israel, which it has described as “a continuation of the genocide of more than eight months, in flagrant contempt and defiance of all laws and norms that “They prohibit attacking civilians.”

EU calls for independent investigation

Already yesterday, in another attack that the Israeli Army claims to be investigating, at least 25 Gazans died and fifty were injured, according to the Ministry of Health, when tanks opened fire on the tents of displaced people in the north of Rafah, in the area of Al Mawasi, where many displaced people are located.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) denounced yesterday that its office, “surrounded by hundreds of displaced civilians living in tents,” was damaged by nearby bombings and regretted the risk to the lives of civilians and workers. humanitarian.

This same Saturday, the high representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, called for an “independent investigation” of the attack and warned that the Red Cross in Gaza must be able to carry out its functions, under the Geneva Conventions, including humanitarian protection and victim assistance.

The Israeli Army says it is investigating soldiers’ harassment of a badly injured Palestinian in Jenin

The Israeli Army has also spoken out this Saturday about the conduct of a group of soldiers who tied a badly injured Palestinian to the hood of a military jeep and paraded him around the Palestinian city of Jenin, in the occupied West Bank. The armed forces claim that it goes against their procedures and provisions.

“The behavior seen in the video is not consistent with the orders of the IDF (Israeli armed forces) and what is expected of its soldiers,” says the military statement, “the incident is being investigated and treated accordingly.”

Hours earlier, the Palestinian Red Crescent ambulance service had reported in before allowing them to do their job.


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