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Gaza official says Israel fires on anyone traveling through humanitarian corridor

The spokesman for the Gaza Interior Ministry deemed Israel's statements about the safe humanitarian corridor "a complete lie"

RABAT, November 7. /TASS/. Eyad Al-Bozom, the spokesman for the Gaza Interior Ministry, has accused the Israel Defense Forces of firing on people moving through the safe passage route in the Gaza Strip, saying the attacks turned it into a death corridor.

"The occupier's (Israel's - TASS) statements about the existence of a safe humanitarian corridor [in the Gaza Strip] are a complete lie. It is a corridor of death where everyone who passes through becomes a target," he said.

According to Al-Bozom, about 900,000 people still live in the northern Gaza Strip, moving between refugee shelters, visiting relatives and friends. The number of refugee shelters in the enclave has reached 225, the spokesman said.

"Despite the occupier's massacres and its psychological warfare aimed at forcing people to leave their homes, it has failed to achieve its goals," Al-Bozom said.

The situation in the Middle East sharply escalated following an incursion of Hamas militants from the Gaza Strip into Israel on October 7. Hamas regards the attack as a response to Israeli actions against the Al-Aqsa Mosque on Jerusalem's Temple Mount. Israel has declared a complete siege of the Gaza Strip and has started delivering strikes on that area and parts of Lebanon and Syria. Clashes are also taking place in the West Bank.