Israeli forces shoot and injure Palestinians queuing for food aid in Gaza | Recent Israeli action in Gaza

At least one Palestinian man has been killed and many others wounded in northern Gaza after Israeli forces opened fire on desperate crowds waiting for food aid, according to witnesses and videos. Footage verified by Al Jazeera shows Palestinians fleeing to take cover along a ruined coastal road in northern Gaza, as gunfire rings out. The videos also show clouds of grey fumes from smoke bombs billowing as thousands gathered in the area west of Gaza City.

At least one person was killed and 10 others injured in the attack, according to Wafa News Agency. Victims and witnesses told Al Jazeera that the Israeli attack was unprovoked. The attack is the second in as many days and comes amid a rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation in Gaza.

Despite the desperate situation, Israel has refused to allow more aid in, leading to alarming lack of food and water as well as the spread of disease in the area. The United Nations has warned of famine-like conditions affecting some 2.3 million people in Gaza. The situation is especially concerning for children, as UNIeCF has warned that the conflict could lead to preventable deaths or health issues that will affect the children of Gaza for the rest of their lives and have potential intergenerational consequences.

According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, at least 29,092 Palestinians, most of them women and children, have been killed in Israeli attacks since October 7. Another 69,028 have also been wounded.

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