UN: Large number of gunshot wounds among the injured in Gaza


Most of the people treated for injuries after a stampede around aid trucks in Gaza on Thursday had gunshot wounds, the United Nations said.

UN investigators visited Gaza City's al-Shifa hospital and saw around 200 people still receiving treatment, the BBC reported.

Hamas, which rules Gaza, has accused Israel of firing on civilians, but Israel has said most of the people died in the stampede after its troops fired into the air.

Leaders around the world have called for a full investigation into the incident.

The incident happened after hundreds of people had gathered around aid trucks to get food, in the early hours of Thursday morning.

The World Food Program has warned that famine is very imminent in northern Gaza, which has received very little aid in recent weeks, and where an estimated 300,000 people are living with little food or clean water.

Gaza's health ministry, run by Hamas, said at least 112 people were killed in the incident and that 760 others were injured.

In a statement on social media, Danial Hagari, spokesman for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), said that "dozens of Gazans were injured as a result of the pushback and violation."