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UAE Government

UAE condemns Israeli targeting of Palestinians waiting for aid arrival in Gaza

Calls for a transparent investigation, and the punishment of those responsible

The body of a Palestinian killed in an early morning incident when residents rushed toward aid trucks in Gaza City on February 29, 2024. The health ministry in Hamas-run Gaza said Israeli forces shot dead dozens of people when a crowd rushed towards aid trucks on February 29.
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Abu Dhabi: The UAE strongly condemned the Israeli occupation forces for targeting thousands of Palestinian residents in the Gaza Strip who were awaiting humanitarian and relief aid. The attacks resulted in the deaths of dozens and the injuries of hundreds of innocent civilians."

The UAE called for an independent and transparent investigation, and the punishment of those responsible, and warned of a catastrophic and dangerous humanitarian situation.

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In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFa), expressed its deep concern over the exacerbating humanitarian catastrophe in the Strip that threatens *further* loss of innocent civilian lives. The Ministry stressed that the immediate priority is to end the escalation of military operations and achieve an immediate ceasefire.

The Ministry reaffirmed the UAE's position that calls for the protection of innocent civilians, and the facilitation of immediate, safe, sustainable, and unhindered delivery of relief and humanitarian aid. The Ministry further stressed the importance of the full and urgent implementation of Security Council Resolutions 2712 and 2720.


The Ministry warned against further exacerbating the humanitarian catastrophe in the Gaza Strip, and underlined the importance of avoiding further loss of life, and fuelling the situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, while preventing regional spill-over that risks further violence, tension, and instability.

The Ministry called on the international community to advance all efforts to achieve a comprehensive and just peace, based on a two-state solution with an independent Palestinian state.