IDF says ‘no indication’ it launched deadly strike on Gaza tent camp; Red Cross office damaged

An a military spokesman says “there is no indication” that Israeli forces carried out a deadly strike in an area of Gaza where hundreds of displaced Palestinians are living in tents.

“An initial inquiry conducted suggests that there is no indication that a strike was carried out by the IDF in the humanitarian area in Al-Mawasi. The incident is under review,” the IDF spokesman tells AFP.

The International Committee of the Red Cross says 22 people were killed in the shelling. The ICRC doesn’t specify who fired the “heavy calibrer projectiles” but in a statement on social media platform X says the shells “damaged the structure of the ICRC office” in Gaza.

It says 22 bodies and 45 wounded were taken to a nearby Red Cross field hospital after the shelling, and there are “reports of additional casualties.”

The Hamas-run health ministry in Gaza says there are 25 dead and 50 injured in the shelling, which it blamed on Israel.

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