In a tragic turn of events, a recent Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip has resulted in the death of 14 Palestinians, including children and women, who were attempting to flee from the northern region of the embattled territory to the relatively safer south.
The health ministry in Gaza, which is under the control of the Hamas organization, confirmed the casualties, describing the incident as a “new massacre” of displaced civilians. Ministry spokesman Ashraf Al-Qudra released a statement condemning the Israeli strike, which took place on Friday.
“The occupation committed a new massacre against displaced civilians and killed 14 citizens, children and women,” Al-Qudra’s statement read.
Eyewitnesses reported that the Israeli strike targeted Gaza’s coastal road, a route that the Israeli military had previously recommended for civilians seeking to travel from north to south within the besieged territory. The incident has raised concerns about the safety of the routes provided by Israeli authorities during the ongoing conflict.
This tragic incident further underscores the dire humanitarian situation in Gaza, which has been grappling with a long-standing conflict and frequent violence. The loss of innocent lives, particularly among children and women, has drawn international attention and condemnation.
As the situation in Gaza continues to evolve, there is a growing call for a peaceful resolution to the conflict and the protection of civilians caught in the crossfire.
Sources By Agencies