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The Gaza Ministry of Health said that at least 20 people were killed and dozens injured in the bombing while they were waiting for food aid.

The Gaza Ministry of Health said that at least 20 people were killed and dozens injured in the bombing while they were waiting for food aid.



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At least 20 One person was killed and 155 He was injured as a result of an artillery shelling, on Thursday, while waiting for food aid to arrive in Gaza, according to what the Ministry of Health in the Palestinian Strip announced.

The death toll is expected to rise, as the injured are still being transported to the hospital, according to Muhammad Ghorab, a doctor in the emergency department at Al-Shifa Hospital.

Earlier, a witness at the scene said that dozens had died, and video clips showed dozens of bodies at the scene.

The Ministry of Health said that the incident was “a result of the Israeli occupation forces targeting a gathering of citizens waiting for humanitarian aid to satisfy their thirst at the Kuwait roundabout in Gaza.”

The ministry said, “Medical teams are unable to deal with the volume and type of injuries arriving at hospitals in northern Gaza due to weak medical and human capabilities.”

The Israeli military denied responsibility for the attack, in a short statement to CNN on Friday.

The statement said: “Reports that the Israeli army attacked dozens of Gazans at an aid distribution point are incorrect.”

The Israeli army said it was evaluating “the incident with the accuracy it deserves.”

Eyewitnesses said that the area was exposed to what they said looked like tank or artillery fire.

Gaza Civil Defense spokesman, Mahmoud Basal, accused Israel of being behind the attack in a statement issued Thursday evening.

Basal said in a statement that the Israeli occupation forces are still practicing the policy of killing innocent citizens who are waiting for relief aid as a result of the famine witnessed in the northern Gaza Strip.

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This is a developing story and will be updated.