At least nine killed in Israeli attack on aid truck in Gaza: Report

 At least nine killed in Israeli attack on aid truck in Gaza: Report

A Palestinian woman reacts at the site of an Israeli air attack [courtesy: Mohammed Salem/Reuters]

At least nine people have been killed and many others were wounded in an Israeli strike on an aid distribution truck in Deir el-Balah, the Wafa news agency reports.

A witness who did not give his name told Al Jazeera that he was on his way to a water well on Sunday when the area was “showered with missiles, shrapnel flying around, body parts in the air”.

“This truck was carrying relief aid, with civilian volunteers on board. They were carrying food items to displaced Gaza people. It is alleged that Deir el-Balah is a safe zone,” he said.

There was no immediate comment from the Israeli military.

Later on Sunday, Gaza’s Health Ministry spokesperson Ashraf al-Qudra said there were “dozens” of casualties in a “horrific massacre” of aid-seekers near the Kuwaiti roundabout on Salah al-Din Street in southern Gaza City.

A reporter from Rafah said: “It seems that the Israeli military is right now targeting people who are waiting desperately for food, for anything, to survive”.

There was no immediate comment from the Israeli military.

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