Hamas Admits Gaza Aid Truck Deaths Caused by Overcrowding, Not IDF Gunfire

By Yoni Weiss

In this screen grab taken from video and released by the Israeli army on Feb. 29, Palestinians surround aid trucks in northern Gaza. (IDF via AP)

Sources speaking to i24NEWS on Monday revealed that Israel’s security establishment has obtained testimonies from Hamas members, which reportedly admit that Palestinians who lost their lives in the Gaza aid trucks disaster at the end of February were killed due to overcrowding and not by gunfire from the IDF, as claimed by the terrorist group.

Israeli officials are currently deliberating on whether to publish this correspondence, which could potentially alter the narrative surrounding the tragic incident.

According to the Hamas Ministry of Health, at least 118 Palestinians were killed, and approximately 760 were injured in the humanitarian aid disaster on Feb. 29.

An IDF investigation, published about a week after the incident, found that the majority of deaths resulted from a large crowd causing a stampede and mobbing aid trucks on Rashid Street in Gaza.

The Gaza Strip’s Ministry of Health labeled the incident a massacre, and among Palestinians, it has become known as the “Flour Massacre” or “Rashid Massacre.”

In the IDF investigation submitted by Southern Command Commander Major General Yaron Finkelman to Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi, it was stated, “While the trucks were traveling toward the distribution centers, a violent gathering of approximately 12,000 Gazans developed around them, looting the equipment they were transporting. During the looting events, incidents of injury were observed significantly in crowded citizens and being run over by trucks.”

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