Thursday, June 13, 2024

‘It was like a horror movie’: Paramedic who witnessed Israeli attack on Nuseirat refugee camp

A paramedic who witnessed the Israeli attack on the Nuseirat refugee camp said it was “like a horror movie, but this was a real massacre”, the Reuters news agency reports.

Ziad, a 45-year-old paramedic from Nuseirat who gave only his first name, told the news agency the attack hit near a marketplace and the al-Awda mosque.

“Israeli drones and warplanes fired all night randomly at people’s houses and at people who tried to flee the area,” said Zaid.

“To free four people, Israel killed dozens of innocent civilians,” he said.

Many bodies were still lying in the streets, including around the market district, after the attack, Ziad and other residents told Reuters.

Gaza’s Government Media Office says the “Israeli massacre” at the Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza killed 210 Palestinians and wounded more than 400.

The attack came after days of Israel intensifying its attacks on Nuseirat and other neighbouring refugee camps in central Gaza.

Israeli forces rescued four captives in the attack at Nuseirat refugee camp, with one of its officers dying during the operation. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the Nuseirat attack, which saw four Israeli captives held by Hamas freed, “will be written in history.”

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said Al-Aqsa Hospital in central Gaza is a “nightmare”, and Al-Aqsa and Nasser hospitals are treating an “overwhelming number of severely injured patients, many of whom are women and children”, after the Israeli attack on Nuseirat.


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