Death Toll Increases as Israeli forces Intensify Attacks on Gaza Hospitals

Israel intensified its attacks against Gaza hospitals. (Photo: via WAFA)

Israeli occupation forces continued their relentless assault on hospitals and ambulances in the Gaza Strip.

Israeli occupation forces continued their relentless assault on hospitals and ambulances in the Gaza Strip overnight and into the early hours of Friday, causing multiple casualties, the official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.

The Al-Shifa Medical Complex in western Gaza faced heavy bombardment, targeting tents set up for displaced families and a tent designated for journalists.

According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza, the assault resulted in the tragic murder of 13 Palestinians, with several others sustaining injuries.

Subsequent attacks led to the killing of another Palestinian and the injury of a child at the maternity hospital in the Al-Shifa Medical Complex.

Meantime, two Palestinians were killed and others were injured in an airstrike on the Old Gaza Street in the northern Gaza Strip.

Additionally, the Palestinian Red Crescent Society reported that Israeli warplanes carried out intense airstrikes near the Al-Quds Hospital in Tal al-Hawa neighborhood, where medical teams, patients, and over 14,000 displaced individuals were seeking refuge.

Israeli occupation forces also targeted the Rantisi Children’s Hospital in western Gaza, causing a fire in its facilities. Earlier, an airstrike hit the gate of the Al Nasr Children’s Hospital, adjacent to the Rantisi Hospital, resulting in the murder of two and injuries to others.

The Indonesian Hospital in northern Gaza, housing tens of thousands of wounded, sick, and displaced Palestinians, also fell victim to a series of brutal Israeli airstrikes, causing additional casualties.

The attacks inflicted severe damage on the hospital facilities, creating panic among displaced Palestinians who had rushed to the site in an attempt to seek shelter.

In the vicinity of the Al-Awda Hospital in northern Gaza, a medic sustained injuries during an Israeli airstrike, leading to the withdrawal of two Palestinian Red Crescent ambulances from service.

Hospital directors in Gaza and northern Gaza have emphasized that only a few hours remained before the hospitals would be forced to cease operations due to the run out of fuel and medical supplies.

They pleaded with the international community to act swiftly to ensure the entry of medical supplies and fuel before a major catastrophe unfolded.


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