Abu Bilal, a witness at the scene who helped the arriving bodies, said that the bodies were first taken to the Yousef Al Najer hospital in Rafah and then brought to the mass grave.
“This is the second mass grave in Rafah. Among these martyrs are children, women, old people and young people,” he told NBC News, adding that some could not be identified due to their condition.
Palestinian officials did not immediately say how many bodies were in the bags. Abu Bilal estimated that there were about 80 people.
A visibly distressed Umm Nafis Al-Galben said she was angry and tired of the ongoing violence, death and destruction in the enclave.
“Where are the people of the world?” he said. “I saw those bodies and I went crazy, I lost my mind.”
Her children wept behind the deceased woman and listed the names of the deceased family members, including her grandson and granddaughter.
Meanwhile, Abu Sarkhan promised to continue his search for his son.