Palestinian medics carry a casualty as they run past a burning building in Gaza City's Shijaiyah neighborhood, northern Gaza Strip, Sunday, July 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
RAMALLAH: The Palestinian leadership Sunday condemned a blistering Israeli attack on Gaza's Shejaiya neighbourhood as a "massacre" after more than 60 people were killed.
In a statement, the newly-inaugurated Palestinian government described the attack as a "war crime" which required immediate international intervention.
"The Palestinian consensus government condemned in the strongest terms the heinous massacre committed by the Israeli occupation forces against innocent Palestinian civilians in the neighbourhood of Shejaiya," it said.
The office of president Mahmoud Abbas also issued a similar statement condemning the attack as a "massacre."
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