At least 112 Palestinians have been killed and 760 injured after Israeli forces opened fire on a crowd of Palestinians scrambling for food aid in Gaza City.

Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned what it described as a cold-blooded “massacre.”

The ministry, stating that Thursday’s attack was part of Israel’s ongoing “genocidal war,” urged the international community to “urgently intervene” to establish a ceasefire, which it said is “the only way to protect civilians.”

Israel, emboldened by the unconditional support from the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and other western nations, has been systematically targeting hungry Palestinians waiting for food trucks and Thursday’s mass shooting was latest such attack. Over the past few days, several Palestinians waiting for the arrival of food trucks on Salah al-Din Street near Gaza City have been shot at and killed by Israeli forces, according to reports.

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has strongly condemned the mass shooting, which also drew widespread condemnation from several countries.

His spokesperson Stephane Dujarric told reporters that “The secretary-general condemns the incident today in northern Gaza in which more than a hundred people were reportedly killed or injured while seeking life-saving aid. The desperate civilians in Gaza need urgent help, including those in the besieged north where the United Nations has not been able to deliver aid in more than a week.”

“The secretary-general is appalled by the tragic human toll of the conflict in Gaza, in which more than 30,000 people have now reportedly been killed and over 70,000 injured. Tragically, an unknown number of people lie under rubble,” he further said.