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Israel infiltrated Nuseirat camp using humanitarian aid trucks, furniture lorries: Report

Palestinian people run for shelter from a heavy Israeli bombardment on Nuseirat refugee camp, Gaza, on June 8, 2024. (Photo by Anadolu)

The Israeli occupation forces resorted to various ploys, including the use of humanitarian aid trucks and furniture moving lorries, to infiltrate into the Nuseirat refugee camp and perpetrate their heinous carnage in the central part of the besieged Gaza Strip, according to reports.

Local sources in the coastal enclave told Turkey’s Anadolu news agency that Israel’s special forces, who retrieved on Saturday four captives held by the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas in central Gaza since October last year after killing and injuring hundreds of Palestinians in the Nuseirat refugee camp, used a humanitarian aid truck to sneak their way into the area.

“The Israeli special forces used a closed transport truck and a civilian vehicle in the infiltration operation to retrieve the hostages,” the sources told Anadolu.

“These transport vehicles are widespread in the Gaza Strip and are used to transport humanitarian aid during the Israeli war,” they added.

Two witnesses also told Qatar-based Al Jazeera television network that a unit of Israeli soldiers arrived in a truck carrying furniture to pretend as if they were displaced Palestinians moving into a residential building in the Nuseirat refugee camp.

“They arrived in an undercover truck, pretending to be moving furniture as if they were displaced individuals,” one witness said. “They bombed my house, as well as my brother’s and the neighbors’.”

Another witness told Al Jazeera that Israeli soldiers used a ladder to climb into his home as he was preparing breakfast for his wife and baby.

“I caught sight of a special forces unit. It had furniture in the vehicle to make it look like it belonged to displaced people. Suddenly the operative got out two ladders and came into our home fully armed. Chaos erupted with gunfire and explosions,” he said.

“My 18-month baby boy cried out in fear,” he added. “My wife was screaming.”

Israeli military vehicles advanced into areas in the east and northwest of the Nuseirat refugee camp on Saturday morning amid the regime's heavy artillery bombardment of the Gaza Strip.

Israel’s violent raid on the refugee camp claimed the lives of at least 210 Palestinians and left more than 400 others injured.

Following the merciless carnage, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called for an emergency session of the United Nations Security Council on the Israeli regime’s mass killing in Nuseirat.

The Israeli incursion comes as the occupying regime, enjoying untrammeled military and political support from its Western allies, including the United States, waged the bloody Gaza offensive on October 7, 2023, after Hamas-led resistance groups conducted a surprise foray against the usurping entity in retaliation for the regime’s intensified atrocities against the Palestinian people.

So far, the Tel Aviv regime has killed at least 36,801 Palestinians, mostly women and children, and injured 83,680 others in the Gaza Strip.

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