At least thirteen people have been killed and several injured in a new bombardment by Israeli forces near Al Shifa hospital, the largest medical complex in the Gaza Strip, where thousands of people have sought refuge after being displaced from their homes. because of the attacks.
The attack comes as Israel continues to bomb hospitals in the area. According to the Palestinian Red Crescent, bombings have previously been reported in the vicinity of the Jerusalem Society hospital, where there are some 14,000 displaced people.
Likewise, attacks have been reported in several parts of Gaza City, such as the Tel al Hawa area, and the Rantisi Children's Hospital, in the west of the town. Previously, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) bombed the entrance to the Al Nasr Children's Hospital, next to Al Rantisi, an attack that left at least two dead, according to information from the Palestinian news agency WAFA.
The head of the Al Nasr hospital has denounced that the center is "completely surrounded" by tanks and soldiers "of the occupation and has warned of the intensification of fighting, making it impossible to leave the area.
That is why he has insisted on the need to "be able to evacuate doctors and patients." "We are completely surrounded, there are tanks outside and we cannot move from here," said Mustafa al Kahlut, head of the hospital, in statements to CNN. "We have no electricity or oxygen for the patients. Nor water or medicine. We do not know what our fate will be, but there has been no contact with the Red Crescent or any international organization," he lamented.
Furthermore, shelling has also been reported at Al Awda hospital, where two ambulances have been completely damaged. Sources from the hospital itself have indicated in a statement that a dozen health workers have been injured and have pointed out that International Law stipulates that "health objectives must be protected in times of war."
The Palestinian Minister of Health, Mai al Kaila, has urged the United Nations to "intervene immediately to stop the bombings against the Al Shifa, al Awda and Al Rantisi hospitals" in the Gaza Strip and has pointed out that this is a "war crime that must be stopped immediately." "The international community must uphold its responsibilities and work to stop the Israeli occupation's attacks on hospitals, doctors and ambulances," she continued.
The Palestinian authorities have also reported that the lifeless bodies of dozens of people have been recovered after a bombing against the Al Buraq school in northern Gaza. Sources from the aforementioned news agency point to more than fifty victims, most of them minors.
On Thursday, the Israeli Army said it was fighting militants from the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) near its "military headquarters" near the Al Shifa hospital in the Gaza Strip, where it claims the "heart" is located. Intelligence" of the armed Palestinian group.