China News Service, Beijing, March 1. Comprehensive news: On February 29, local time, the health department of the Gaza Strip issued a statement stating that a relief material collection point in Gaza City in the northern Gaza Strip was attacked by the Israel Defense Forces, causing more than 870 casualties. .

After the incident, the international community strongly condemned the attack on civilians and once again urged an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip.

  Based on information from CNN, Reuters and many other foreign media, the health department of the Gaza Strip issued a statement on February 29 stating that a relief material collection point in Gaza City in the northern Gaza Strip was attacked by the Israeli army in the early morning of that day, killing at least 112 people. One person died and 760 were injured.

  The Times of Israel reported that the Israel Defense Forces were investigating the attack.

On the evening of February 29, the Israeli military released an aerial video purportedly of the scene of the incident.

Video showed a large crowd gathering around the truck carrying relief supplies as it arrived.

  According to the report, the Israeli army admitted that it believed that the crowd endangered the safety of the Israeli military convoy responsible for supervising the delivery of aid supplies. After firing a warning shot, it shot people in the legs who continued to move forward.

However, the Israeli army said that most people died due to overcrowding and stampede, and the casualties caused by the Israeli army's firing "did not exceed 10 people."

  Sources from the hospital in the Gaza Strip that received the injured said that most of the injuries were concentrated on the head and upper body.

  The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates issued a statement strongly condemning the attack, calling it new evidence of Israel's genocide and forced displacement of Palestinians.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas condemned it as an "ugly massacre against Palestinian civilians."

  The Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) issued a statement calling the incident a "premeditated massacre" by the Israeli army.

Hamas has warned it could lead to the failure of ongoing negotiations to cease fire and release detainees.

  U.S. President Biden told the media that the United States is investigating the attack.

The incident may "complicate" ongoing ceasefire negotiations, but he "remains hopeful" that a ceasefire agreement will be reached.

  The Egyptian Presidential Palace released news that Egyptian President Sisi had a phone call with US President Biden that day. The two sides discussed the need to stabilize the situation in Gaza, achieve a ceasefire, exchange detainees and promote humanitarian assistance, and emphasized the need to avoid conflicts in the region. expand.

Sisi said that the danger of military escalation and targeting of civilians in the Gaza Strip still exists, and Egypt strongly condemns the targeting of civilians, which violates international law.

  French President Macron posted a message on social media, expressing deep condolences for the attack on civilians in the Gaza Strip and strongly condemning the attack.

He called for compliance with international law, ascertaining the truth of the incident, and urged an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip.

  The Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates issued a statement condemning Israel’s continued attacks against civilians in the Gaza Strip, which are a flagrant violation of international law and international humanitarian law.

Call on the international community to provide protection for Palestinian civilians and step up efforts to achieve a permanent ceasefire in Gaza.

  United Nations Secretary-General Guterres issued a statement through his spokesman, expressing strong condemnation of the attack.

The statement said desperate civilians in Gaza need urgent help, including those trapped in the northern Gaza Strip, where the United Nations has been unable to deliver aid for more than a week.

Reiterates the call for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire, the unconditional release of all detainees, and urgent action to enable vital humanitarian aid to enter the Gaza Strip.

  The latest situation report from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said that Israel continued to carry out heavy bombardment of much of the Gaza Strip from air, land and sea, causing more civilian casualties, displacement and damage to civilian infrastructure.

  UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Turk said the conflict in Gaza must end.

He also warned that the Israeli ground offensive against the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah would cause massive casualties, lead to more displacement and dash any hope of effective humanitarian assistance.