SAccording to information from the Palestinian daily Filastin, linked to the Islamist movement Hamas, in power in the Gaza Strip since 2007, the dead included a 15-year-old teenager. The Israeli Army did not comment on this attack.

Speaking to the Europa Press news agency, UNRWA spokeswoman Julliette Touma confirmed that the food distribution center was hit. “We have no further information about what happened nor the number of UNRWA workers affected,” she said.

However, he noted that there is information about the deaths of at least two UNRWA workers, and stressed that the agency “uses these facilities to distribute other vital and much-needed goods to displaced people in southern Gaza”, given the extreme severity of the crisis. humanitarian in the enclave.

In recent weeks, Israel has intensified its attacks against Rafah, located near the border with Egypt, and continues to prepare a ground offensive against the city, where around 1.5 million displaced people are concentrated, after five months of military offensive.

The Israeli Army launched a widespread attack on the Gaza Strip following Hamas incursions on October 7, which left around 1,200 dead and 240 hostages.

Authorities in the enclave report more than 31,000 deaths since the start of the Israeli military offensive, in addition to at least 420 Palestinians killed in the occupied West Bank and annexed east Jerusalem, also due to the action of military forces or Jewish settlers.

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