UN Security Council to meet on deadly Gaza aid distribution incident

The UN Security Council will hold a closed-door meeting this afternoon, an updated schedule showed, following the chaotic incident during a Gaza food aid delivery, which Hamas says resulted in over 100 deaths.

Israel has disputed the claims made by the terror group. The military said most of the casualties were caused by a stampede and being run over by the supply vehicles. Gunmen also opened fire in the area as they looted the supplies.

The army said it did not fire at the crowd rushing the main aid convoy. It acknowledged that troops opened fire on several Gazans who moved toward soldiers and a tank at an IDF checkpoint, endangering soldiers, after they had rushed the last truck in the convoy further south.

The emergency meeting at UN headquarters in New York, which will be held at 4:15 PM (2115 GMT), was requested by Algeria, a diplomatic source says.

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