White House: Gaza aid incident ‘tremendously alarming,’ must be investigated

The White House says the events in northern Gaza in which Palestinians were killed during an aid delivery were “tremendously alarming” and of deep concern.

“This latest event needs to be thoroughly investigated,” White House spokesperson Olivia Dalton tells reporters on Air Force One. “This event underscores the need for… expanded humanitarian aid to make its way into Gaza.”

Hamas blamed the IDF for the reported dozens of deaths in the early morning hours. 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.

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