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Police open fire after crowd charges aid truck at Gaza's Rafah Crossing


Police open fire after crowd charges aid truck at Gaza’s Rafah Crossing

Police in Gaza opened fire on Friday 16 February after a crowd charged toward an aid truck coming through the Rafah crossing with Egypt.

Wael Abu Omar, a spokesman for the local crossings authority, said one person was killed.

Videos circulating on social media, which have been verified by AP, showed people running and climbing a truck with aid, taking white bags and running away, while fire and smoke were rising in a small building near the crossing point.

Israel has alleged repeatedly that Hamas is diverting aid, including fuel, after it enters Gaza.

Their claim is denied by UN aid agencies.

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