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Ben Gvir says Israeli troops 'acted excellently', calls for halt in aid to Gaza

After the Palestinian health ministry reported that Israeli troops killed more than 100 people waiting for food aid in northern Gaza on Thursday, Israeli National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir said Israeli forces "acted excellently against a Gazan mob that tried to harm them".

He further called on Israel to stop transferring aid to Gaza.

"Today it was proven that the transfer of humanitarian aid to Gaza is not only madness while our abductees are being held in the Strip under substandard conditions, but also endangers the Israeli soldiers," he said.

Very little aid has reached Gaza over the past few weeks, and a convoy of food aid reached northern Gaza on Wednesday for the first time in a month. Rights groups have accused Israel of blocking aid from entering the enclave.