Israeli strike kills over 100 Palestinians waiting for aid, says Gaza health ministry

Gaza death toll crosses 30,000

Israel Hamas war A Palestinian woman living in Lebanon holds a placard during a protest to demand a ceasefire and support Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, in front of the headquarters of U.N. Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) in Beirut, Lebanon | AP

In fresh Israeli strikes, at least 105 Palestinians were killed while waiting for humanitarian aid. According the Gaza Health Ministry, the troops attacked on a crowd of Gazans on Thursday.

Health ministry spokesperson Ashraf al-Qidra said another 280 were injured in the attack.

Meanwhile the Gazan death toll has crossed 30,000. As many as 81 people had been killed in the last 24 hours, bringing the toll to 30,035. More than 70,000 people have been injured as well.

After the attacks, Hamas has warned that it could stop taking part in hostage negotiations. "The negotiations conducted by the movement’s leadership are not an open process at the expense of the blood of our people," said Hamas.

Singapore government on Thursday said Israel's military response to the October attacks has "gone too far". "We manage our international relations by remaining engaged with the international community and maintaining ties with as many countries as possible...this is in Singapore's national interests as a small country," Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan told parliament while responding questions relating to Israel-Hamas war.

Meanwhile, an Israeli strike hit a Hezbollah truck near the Lebanese-Syrian border on Thursday killing at least one fighter.

According to the UN, 2.2 million people are threatened with famine, particularly in the north where destruction, fighting and looting make the delivery of food challenging.

As per UNRWA records, over 2,300 aid trucks have entered the Gaza Strip in February, down by about 50 percent compared to January.

UN human rights chief Volker Türk on Thursday said war crimes had been committed by all parties in the Israel-Hamas conflict.

“Clear violations of international human rights and humanitarian laws, including war crimes and possibly other crimes under international law, have been committed by all parties,” Turk told the UN human rights council in Geneva.

The International Court of Justice in The Hague ordered Israel to prevent acts of genocide against Palestinians and do more to help civilians, although it stopped short of ordering a ceasefire.

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