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France on Thursday expressed its "deep dissatisfaction" with the fall of a large number of casualties in what became known as the "flour massacre," in which more than 100 Palestinians were martyred and about 800 others were injured as a result of Israeli bombing in the northern Gaza Strip.

On Thursday morning, the occupation army targeted Palestinians as they gathered to obtain aid at the Nabulsi roundabout, north of Gaza City, then bulldozed with its vehicles a number of the bodies of the martyrs who fell in the massacre.

The French Foreign Ministry said, "We are affected by reports of a very large number of civilian casualties during the distribution of aid in Gaza," adding that "the shooting by Israeli soldiers of civilians trying to obtain food is unjustified."

Paris called on "Israel to comply with the rules of international law and protect the distribution of humanitarian aid," noting that "there is an urgent need for an immediate and permanent ceasefire in Gaza to allow the delivery of humanitarian aid."

Waiting for trucks carrying flour and humanitarian aid.. Video scenes show hundreds of displaced people gathering on Al-Rashid Street, west of #Gaza city, under dangerous field conditions

- • Al Jazeera Net (@AJArabicnet) February 28, 2024

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For his part, French President Emmanuel Macron said that "the situation in Gaza is tragic," calling for the protection of civilians and an immediate ceasefire to allow the distribution of humanitarian aid.

Macron expressed "deep dissatisfaction with the images that arrived from Gaza, where civilians were targeted by Israeli soldiers," and said, "I express my strong rejection of this targeting and demand truth, justice, and respect for international law."

Al Jazeera obtained scenes documenting the first moments when the occupation forces opened fire on the Palestinians while they were waiting for aid trucks to arrive.

The massacre occurred in the northern Gaza Strip, which is facing famine under the Israeli siege, with continued reports of children dying as a result of drought and malnutrition.

Since Operation Al-Aqsa Flood, which was carried out by the Palestinian resistance on October 7, Israel has been waging a devastating war on Gaza that has left tens of thousands of martyrs and wounded, most of them children and women, and caused an unprecedented humanitarian crisis.

Source: Al Jazeera