Canada says what happened to Gaza aid convoy is ‘a nightmare’

By Thomson Reuters Feb 29, 2024 | 3:00 PM

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Joly on Thursday said the deaths of dozens of people waiting for an aid convoy in Gaza was “a nightmare” and called for an end to fighting in the enclave.

Gaza health authorities said more than 100 Palestinians were shot dead by Israeli forces. Israel challenged the death toll and said many of the victims were run over by aid trucks.

“When it comes to what happened in Gaza today … I must say I think this is a nightmare,” Joly told reporters in Ottawa. “We need to make sure that international aid is sent into Gaza and that people are protected when they go and get that aid.”

(Reporting by David Ljunggren, Editing by Franklin Paul)