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Hungry Palestinians looking for food made Israeli soldiers feels unsafe, says army

The Israeli army has issued a statement concerning the massacre its forces are accused of commuting in northern Gaza in which at least 77 Palestinians were killed while they were waiting for humanitarian aid.

The Israeli army called starving Palestinians waiting for food aid around humanitarian trucks a "violent gathering" which made its soldiers feel "unsafe", the Israeli daily Haaretz reported.

Israeli soldiers then proceeded to indiscriminately open fire on hungry Palestinians, killing dozens and wounding hundreds. 

Much of Gaza's population is on the brink of famine as a result of the Israeli blockade according to the UN and other humanitarian organisations.