Mar 01, 2024 14:28 UTC
  •  Global condemnation pours in after Israeli massacre of aid seekers in Gaza

Global condemnation has poured in following a recent deadly attack by the Israeli occupation forces on Palestinian civilians seeking food aid in the besieged Gaza Strip, which has been under the illegal regime’s incessant bombardment for the past five months.

At least 112 people were martyred and more than 750 others wounded on Thursday as the Israeli forces opened fire on Palestinians who had surrounded a convoy of 38 aid trucks in Gaza, with the Palestinian health ministry calling the incident a "massacre.”

The latest Israeli crime comes as NGOs and UN experts have on several occasions voiced fears of famine in the besieged territory, which is completely cut off from aid by the occupation since October last year.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Friday expressed “shock” and “seriously” condemned the attack on Palestinians who had been struggling for aid in Gaza.

“China is shocked by this incident and strongly condemns it,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning said. “We express our grief for the victims and our sympathies for the injured.”

Mao also called on the occupying entity to “immediately” implement a ceasefire and protect the safety of Palestinian civilians in Gaza.

“China urges the relevant parties, especially Israel, to cease fire and end the fighting immediately, earnestly protect civilians’ safety, ensure that humanitarian aid can enter, and avoid an even more serious humanitarian disaster,” the spokeswoman added.

In a post on X social media platform, French President Emmanuel Macron expressed his "strongest condemnation of these shootings and called for truth, justice, and respect for international law.”

Saudi Arabia strongly censured what it called the "targeting" of unarmed civilians, while Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates also issued condemnations.

Qatar warned that Israel's "disregard for Palestinian blood... (will) pave the way for an expanding cycle of violence."

Turkey said the incident "is evidence that (Israel) aims consciously and collectively to destroy the Palestinian people."