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As Gaza death toll rises, bodies are stored in ice cream trucks

Health officials in the Gaza Strip have resorted to storing the bodies of Palestinians killed by Israeli air strikes in ice cream freezer trucks because moving them to hospitals is too risky and cemeteries are short of space.

The freezer trucks, whose sides still show advertising images of smiling children enjoying ice cream cones, are normally used to make deliveries to supermarkets. Now they are makeshifting morgues for victims of the Tel Aviv regime’s crimes and aggressions, according to Reuters

The Palestinian resistance movement Hamas launched Operation Al-Aqsa Storm last Saturday, penetrating deep into the territories occupied by the Israel regime, by carrying out large-scale air, land, and sea strikes.

The group said the operation was a reaction to the recurring desecration of the al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied al-Quds as well as intensified Israeli atrocities against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank.

Israel launched air strikes on civilian targets in the Gaza Strip, killing at least 2,450 Palestinians in Gaza and wounding more than 10,000 others, according to the territory’s health ministry.



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