BEIRUT: Hezbollah condemned the hourslong Israeli “massacre” on Shejaiya near Gaza City Sunday, slamming the Israeli forces for preventing medical teams from entering the ravaged area to rescue the wounded.
“This horrific massacre which did not distinguish between young and old, or [spare] children and women, is a continuation of the Zionists’ racist and criminal approach,” said the statement.
Hezbollah slammed Israeli forces for preventing medical personnel from entering the neighborhood to save the wounded and evacuate the bodies of the victims, saying that such restrictions “increases the horror of the massacre, and reveals the amount of hatred harbored in the hearts of those criminal Zionists.”
Most of Sunday’s Palestinian victims were killed in a blistering hourslong Israeli assault on Shejaiya, which happened before dawn and claimed the lives of at least 62 Palestinians.
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on July 21, 2014, on page 3.