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Bombing refugee camp is 'unconscionable,' British MP says on Israeli attack

Anadolu Agency TÜRKIYE
Published November 01,2023

A Labour Party MP on Wednesday decried an Israeli attack on the Jabalia refugee camp in the Gaza Strip, saying bombing a refugee camp is "unconscionable."

"Bombing a refugee camp & killing civilians, even if to target a Hamas fighter, is unconscionable," Afzal Khan, MP for Manchester Gorton, said on X.

He stressed that the collective punishment of Palestinians by Israel is "deplorable" and "must" be met with international condemnation.

"Gazans urgently need the siege lifted & a ceasefire called," said Khan who is also the shadow minister for exports.

A series of Israeli airstrikes on the Jabalia refugee camp in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday led to hundreds of casualties, according to the Interior Ministry in the besieged enclave.

The Israeli army has expanded its air and ground attacks on the Gaza Strip, which has been under relentless airstrikes since the Palestinian group Hamas launched a surprise cross-border offensive on Oct. 7.

More than 10,300 people have since been killed in the conflict, including at least 8,796 Palestinians and more than 1,538 Israelis.