Palestine’s Permanent Representative to the UN says Israel “deliberately” killed Gazans waiting for aid

Palestine's Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) Riyad Mansour stated that Israeli soldiers "deliberately targeted and killed" Palestinians waiting for humanitarian aid at the Nablusi Junction in northern Gaza.

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Mansour made a statement to the press before the closed session of the UN Security Council at the UN Headquarters in New York.

The Permanent Representative of the Palestinian Authority said about the attack by Israeli troops targeting Palestinians waiting for humanitarian aid at the Nablusi Junction in northern Gaza, “If there is a question mark in the minds, this is not like shooting in the air to restrain people. Dozens of them are being shot in the head. They are being deliberately targeted and killed.”

Mansour confirmed that the number of Palestinian civilians killed in the attack was 112, and said that more than 750 people were wounded by Israeli soldiers and tanks, and that the number is expected to rise.

“As you know, this ugly massacre is proof that as long as the Security Council is paralyzed and vetoes are used, this situation will continue and will cost the lives of the Palestinian people,” Mansour said.

“The Security Council must say enough is enough”

Riyad Mansour said that he had asked the US Permanent Representative to the UN, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, whom he had met earlier in the morning, “to urge the Security Council to come up with something to condemn this murder and to go after those responsible for the massacre.”

In a letter to the UN Security Council, the General Assembly and the President of the General Assembly, the Permanent Representative of Palestine condemned “in the strongest possible terms this heinous massacre” of the Palestinian people.

“Accountability is extremely important and the UN Security Council must say enough is enough,” Mansour said, calling for a ceasefire.


The Israeli army targeted Palestinians waiting for humanitarian aid at the Nablusi Junction on Rashid Street, which connects the Gaza Strip from north to south in the south of Gaza City, by bombing and firing, 112 Palestinians were killed and 760 Palestinians were injured in the attack.

In a statement made by the government in Gaza, it was emphasized that Israel’s attack on those waiting for humanitarian aid was “deliberate and planned” and said, “The occupation army knew that these people came to the region to receive humanitarian aid, but killed them in cold blood.”

In their statement, Israeli security sources claimed that the Palestinians surrounding the aid trucks were “threateningly approaching” the Israeli soldiers allowing the trucks to pass, and admitted that Israeli soldiers responded by opening fire.

Sources said the incident was being investigated, while a written statement from the Israeli army claimed that “Gaza residents surrounded the trucks and started looting the aid, and some Palestinians were injured in the scuffle and stampede.”

The Gaza Strip, with a population of 2.3 million people, has been experiencing a major humanitarian catastrophe since October 7, as the Israeli army has continued its attacks targeting civilian settlements, hospitals, schools and shelters where displaced Palestinians have taken refuge, as well as blocking the entry of humanitarian aid.


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