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Gaza’s interior ministry condemns Israel’s killing of police official

Gaza’s interior ministry has released a statement denouncing Israel’s “assassination of the director of police investigations for central Gaza and his escort while they were carrying out their police duty this morning”.

The ministry identified the official as Colonel Zaher al-Houli. Four other police officers were killed by Israeli troops in Nuseirat refugee camp last night as well, the ministry said.

“The repeated targeting of police officers and members of the police service aims to spread chaos within Palestinian society,” it said. “We reiterate that the police is a civilian body protected under international law and the assassination of police officers is unjustified.”

In February, Israel targeted a vehicle carrying six Palestinian police officers in the Khirbat al-Adas neighbourhood in Rafah, killing them instantly. Witnesses said the officers had been securing the passage of a flour truck when Israeli aircraft hit their car, ripping the passengers to pieces.

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This brings the death toll of soldiers killed in the Israeli military ground offensive in Gaza to 283.

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