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Israel attacks Qatar humanitarian group in Gaza

Israel carried out air strike strike at the headquarters of the Qatari Red Crescent Society in Gaza City, Gaza on 17 May 2021 [Ali Jadallah/Anadolu Agency]
Israel carried out air strike strike at the headquarters of the Qatari Red Crescent Society in Gaza City, Gaza on 17 May 2021 [Ali Jadallah/Anadolu Agency]

An Israeli air strike has hit the Qatari Red Crescent Society (QRCS)'s office in Gaza, killing two Palestinians and wounding ten others, the organisation announced via its official Twitter account.

The organisation said that its offices were attacked "by the Israeli occupation forces" on Monday.

"The Qatar Red Crescent condemns the targeting of its headquarters in Gaza [and] reaffirms the need to allow relief teams to work in accordance with international humanitarian law," it added.

Last Saturday, Israeli air raids levelled the building which housed Qatar's Al Jazeera news channel in Gaza and American news agency the Associated Press (AP).

AP said on Saturday it was "shocked and horrified" by the Israeli air strike and called for an independent investigation into the attack.

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