GAZA LIVE BLOG: Al-Shifa Has Become ‘Real Cemetery’ for Everyone Inside | Biden: Hamas under Hospital – DAY 40

Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza was under a tight Israeli military siege for days, before it was stormed by occupation soldiers. (Image: Palestine Chronicle, via social media)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

Israel has turned the al Shifa medical complex in Gaza into a military base when it invaded the hospital before dawn, ordering patients to evacuate and strip-searching young patients.

The invasion followed days of relentless Israeli propaganda accusing the Hamas leadership of hiding in tunnels underneath the hospital. However, no such evidence that the hospital has been used for military purposes has been produced.

Meanwhile, Israel continued to bombard various parts of the Gaza Strip, killing and wounding many.

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Thursday, November 16, o5:35 am (GMT+3)

FUJI TV: A person was arrested after his car crashed into a checkpoint near the Israeli embassy in Tokyo.

JOE BIDEN: Hamas committed a war crime by hiding its military headquarters under the Shifa hospital, and Israel did not enter it with a large number of troops. The war will stop when Hamas loses the ability to kill and commit atrocities against Israelis.

GAZA OFFICIAL (Director of the Government Office in Gaza, Ismail Al-Thawabteh cited by Al-Jazeera):

The Israeli occupation army arrested a number of employees of Al-Shifa Medical Complex.
The occupation army stormed all departments of Al-Shifa Hospital and spreads panic among patients.
We hold the occupation fully responsible for the safety of patients and medical staff at Al-Shifa Complex.
The occupation army shoots anyone who tries to get out of the Shifa compound.
The healing complex has become a real cemetery for everyone in it.

Thursday, November 16, 12:25 am (GMT+3)

HEAD OF ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY AT AL-SHIFA: Israeli forces destroyed medical equipment during the raid.

ISRAELI FM: Israel rejects the UN Security Council resolution regarding humanitarian truces in Gaza.

TURKIYE: Those who commit crimes in Gaza will be tried sooner or later.

AL-JAZEERA: Armed clashes are currently taking place between the resistance and the occupation forces penetrating west of Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip.

RUSSIA: Humanitarian truces cannot be an alternative to a ceasefire in Gaza.
We have serious concerns that the provisions of the Security Council resolution will not be implemented on the ground.

NBC (QUOTING US OFFICIAL): Netanyahu wants to establish a buffer zone in northern Gaza.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli forces stormed the Al-Shifa Medical Complex from the southern entrance.

Wednesday, November 15, 11:05  pm (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: Head of the burns department at Al-Shifa Complex, Ahmed Al-Makhalati, told Al Jazeera that Israeli bulldozers stormed the complex from the southern entrance.

AL-JAZEERA: Al Jazeera’s correspondent reported an Israeli raid on the area west of Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip.

UNSC: The UN Security Council approved a draft resolution submitted by Malta calling for humanitarian truces in Gaza.

YAIR LAPID: Israeli opposition leader Yair Lapid called for the dismissal of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the selection of another prime minister from Likud.

AL-JAZEERA: Sirens sound in the Gaza Strip.

TURKISH PRESIDENCY: Erdogan informed Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni that Ankara is working to ensure that Israel is punished in international courts, stressing that his country expects Italian support for a ceasefire in Gaza.

DEPUTY PM OF BELGIUM: Israeli soldiers are endangering the lives of medical staff, patients and displaced people at Al-Shifa Hospital.

Wednesday, November 15, 9:30  pm (GMT+3)

HAMAS TOP OFFICIAL BASSEM BAEEM: The evidence presented by the occupation army is ridiculous.

ISRAELI ARMY: Our forces continue to work in the Shifa Complex area.

RED CROSS: We ask for guarantees for the transportation of premature babies.

QATARI FM: Qatar condemns in the strongest terms the occupation forces’ storming of the Al-Shifa Complex.

ISRAELI ARMY RADIO: The Israeli army called on residents of some neighborhoods of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip to evacuate their homes.

AL-QASSAM: We destroyed 11 Israeli military vehicles and killed Israeli soldiers.

NETANYAHU: There are forces that support terrorism, including Erdogan, who says that Israel is a terrorist state, but he supports the terrorist state of Hamas. Erdogan himself blew up Turkish villages, so we do not accept his sermon.

SOUTH AFRICA PRESIDENT: “We have put through a referral to the ICC because we believe that war crimes have been committed there. Gaza has turned into a concentration camp where genocide is taking place.”

AL-JAZEERA: At least one person was killed and others were injured in an Israeli bombing that targeted the Malaysian school in the Nuseirat camp in the central Gaza Strip.

Wednesday, November 15, 7:20  pm (GMT+3)

JORDANIAN ARMY: 7 staff members from the Jordanian field hospital in Gaza were injured.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli forces bombed with artillery the surroundings of the towns of Muhaibib and Mays al-Jabal in southern Lebanon.

PALESTINIAN RESISTANCE: The Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades said that they, along with the Al-Quds Brigades and the Al-Nasser Brigades, targeted two Israeli tanks with shells southwest of Gaza City.

REUTERS (QUOTING US OFFICIALS): The US Navy shot down a drone from Yemen in the Red Sea.

AL-JAZEERA: An Israeli bombing targeted a mosque in the Al-Sabra neighborhood, south of Gaza City.

GAZA GOVERNMENT MEDIA: The death toll of Israel’s aggression on Gaza has risen to 11,500 victims, including 4,710 children.

IRANIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY: Storming Shifa Hospital is a war crime and its perpetrators must be held accountable.

WHITE HOUSE: Hamas uses hospitals like Shifa to hide and store weapons.

AL-JAZEERA: Two Israeli soldiers were injured when a shell was fired east of Khan Yunis

Wednesday, November 15, 6:20  pm (GMT+3)

DAUD ABDULLAH: Daud Abdullah, the Director of the Middle East Monitor Network, told WPG10 Television that “there should be some form of intervention”. “Are we waiting to see the same scenario that we saw in Rwanda?” he asked.


Israeli forces have currently exited the interior of the complex, but tanks and forces are fully positioned around its perimeter.

Israeli soldiers interrogated several members of the medical staff at Al-Shifa Complex and arrested two engineers working there.

The patients, the injured, and the medical staff at Al-Shifa Complex are receiving only one meal throughout the day.

We are in constant communication with international organizations, but to no avail.

Wednesday, November 15, 6:10  pm (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: Two Israeli soldiers were moderately and seriously injured when a shell was fired at a vehicle near Kissufim, east of Khan Yunis.

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted an Israeli infantry force gathering with guided missiles.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: Israeli forces use medical staff and displaced people as human shields.

Wednesday, November 15, 5:25  pm (GMT+3)

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted an Israeli vehicle in the Tahihat triangle with guided missiles.

AL-QASSAM: We targeted a military bulldozer west of Gaza City with an Al-Yassin 105 missile.

DOCTOR AT AL-SHIFA HOSPITAL: Adnan Al-Barsh, head of the orthopedic department, told Al Jazeera that Israeli forces surround the hospital and target everyone who moves, adding, “We have no information about our colleagues in the rest of the departments and we have no contact with them.”

UNITED NATIONS: It is very important to deliver fuel and medical equipment to Gaza.

WHO: We have lost contact with health workers at Al-Shifa Hospital.

DIRECTOR OF SHIFA COMPLEX: The water line supplying the hospital has exploded and “we do not have a drop of water.”

Wednesday, November 15, 4:25  pm (GMT+3)

AL-QASSAM: We targeted a Zionist tank west of Gaza City.

UNITED NATIONS: Military operations at Al-Shifa Hospital endanger the lives of patients and medical staff.

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted the Ruwaisat Al-Alam site and achieved direct hits.

NETANYAHU: We entered Al-Shifa Hospital despite demands not to enter it.

PALTEL AND JAWWAL: We regret to announce the shutdown of all operating generators in Gaza due to the depletion of the necessary fuel. All telecommunications services will stop in the next few hours.

AL-JAZEERA: an Israeli artillery shelling targeted the vicinity of the towns of Yaroun and Aita al-Shaab in southern Lebanon.

Wednesday, November 15, 3:30 pm (GMT+3)

AL-QASSAM: We renewed the bombardment of Sderot with a missile salvo.

DIRECTOR OF AL-SHIFA HOSPITAL: The Israeli army shoots everyone who moves

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH: Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper said that the Israeli army blew up the Legislative Council building in Gaza.

AL-JAZEERA (CITING SOURCES FROM AL-SHIFA HOSPITAL): The Israeli army is detaining more than 200 Palestinians in the hospital courtyard. Israeli soldiers forced the detainees to take off their clothes.

AL-QASSAM: We bombed the gathering of vehicles invading east of Deir al-Balah with mortar shells.

HAMAS: Israel’s claim that there are weapons in the Al-Shifa Complex is a blatant lie

IRANIAN FM: The humanitarian situation in Gaza has become deplorable, and the United States is supplying Israel with internationally banned weapons.

AL-QASSAM: We targeted two Zionist tanks and bulldozers northwest of Gaza City.

AL-JAZEERA: an Israeli bombing targeted the vicinity of the towns of “Rab al-Talatheen”, “Markabah” and “Hula” in southern Lebanon.

Wednesday, November 15, 2:40 pm (GMT+3)

GAZA INTERIOR MINISTRY: 14 Palestinians have been killed as a result of the Israeli targeting of Al-Salhi Towers in Nuseirat.

ISRAELI OFFICIALS: We did not expect to find kidnappers in Al-Shifa Hospital

ISRAELI CHANNEL 14: Israeli Channel 14 reported reports of drone infiltration into the Zarit area on the northern border.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli artillery bombed the vicinity of the town of Kfar Kila in the eastern sector of southern Lebanon, while sirens sounded in Kiryat Shmona and Margaliot in the Upper Galilee.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We bombed Ashkelon and an enemy gathering south of Gaza.


The Israeli army interrogated the patients, companions, and medical staff for 10 hours.

Currently, there are no tanks in the courtyards of the hospital.

We demand that fuel be brought into all hospitals urgently.

We called for coordination to safely remove children and patients from Al-Shifa Hospital.

Israel did not allow incubators to be brought to the surgical hospital.

Children and kidney patients at Al-Shifa Hospital are in danger. Premature babies need care, solutions and medications, and are at extreme risk.

Staff and patients at Al-Shifa Complex cannot move from one area to another.

We demand that patients be evacuated to Egypt for treatment.

No aid has entered us from the Rafah crossing for two weeks.

We urgently need a field hospital.

SPANISH PM: Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez called on Israel to stop the blind killing of Palestinians in Gaza, after the Israeli occupation forces stormed Al-Shifa Hospital in the Strip.

Wednesday, November 15, 1:25 pm (GMT+3)

UNITED NATIONS: The quantities of fuel that entered Gaza are not sufficient.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We shot down an Israeli drone and took control of it.

NORWEGIAN FM: What is happening in Gaza is unacceptable.

GAZA INTERIOR MINISTRY: The bodies of three Palestinians arrived at Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital following Israel’s bombing of Al-Salhi Towers in Al-Nuseirat.

AL-JAZEERA: The two main telecommunications companies in Gaza warned on Wednesday that “all telecommunications services in the Strip will stop within the next few hours.”

AL-JAZEERA: The Israeli artillery bombed Al-Salam Mill in Deir Al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip, coinciding with the incursion of Israeli vehicles and tanks.

ISRAELI ARMY: We continue our operation at Al-Shifa Hospital.

Wednesday, November 15, 12:20 pm (GMT+3)

ERDOGAN: “Israel is a terrorist state”.

AL-JAZEERA: Clashes broke out between Palestinian Resistance members and Israeli vehicles penetrating east of Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip.

JORDANIAN FM: Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Al-Safadi condemned the silence over Israeli brutality at Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza, and considered the matter to provide cover for war crimes committed by the occupation.

UNRWA: All water wells stopped pumping in Rafah.

AL-JAZEERA (CITING SOURCES FROM WITHIN AL-SHIFA HOSPITAL) Israeli tanks were still present inside the courtyard of the complex. the Israeli army blew up a warehouse of medicines and medical devices inside the Al-Shifa Complex.

WHO: The organization once again lost contact with health workers at Al-Shifa Hospital.

Wednesday, November 15, 11:00 am (GMT+3)

UNITED NATIONS: Only one hospital is still receiving patients in northern Gaza.

EURO-MED MONITOR: Israel is turning the complex’s buildings into a center for detention and torture.

Wednesday, November 15, 10:00 am (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: The occupation forces are detaining a number of displaced people after storming the complex.

JORDAN: Storming Al-Shifa Hospital is a violation of international law.

JORDAN: Jordan announced that it will send a plane carrying food supplies to Egypt, where the shipment will be delivered to the Egyptian Red Crescent Society, to be entered through the Rafah land crossing into the Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: Four Palestinians were killed and many others wounded in an Israeli bombing that targeted a house adjacent to a shelter center in the Jabalia camp in the northern Gaza Strip.

ISRAELI NATIONAL SECURITY MINISTER: The Israeli Ministry of National Security said that 31,000 special weapons licenses have been issued since the start of the war on Gaza, noting that applications exceeded 236,000.

RED CROSS: We seek to prevent a disaster at the Shifa Complex.

Wednesday, November 15, 9:00 am (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA (CITING MEDICAL SOURCE) The Israeli army asks the displaced people inside Al-Shifa Hospital to leave. The Israeli army stormed the internal medicine and kidney diseases building at Al-Shifa Medical Hospital.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli occupation forces bombed the vicinity of the town of Khiam in southern Lebanon.

Wednesday, November 15, 8:00 am (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: The number of Palestinians killed as a result of an Israeli bombing that targeted a house in the center of Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip, had risen to .

Wednesday, November 15, 7:00 am (GMT+3)

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli army announced the names of two of its officers killed in clashes in the Gaza Strip. The army also announced that 4 others were injured in battles in northern Gaza.

AL-JAZEERA: An American journalist broadcast video recordings on the “X” social media platforms, showing dozens of demonstrators gathering in front of the White House in Washington, in protest against the occupation forces’ storming of the Shifa Medical Complex in Gaza City, at dawn on Wednesday.

BLOOMBERG: The White House is feeling increasingly frustrated with Israel’s behavior

Wednesday, November 15, 6:00 am (GMT+3)

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: Israeli occupation tanks entered Al-Shifa Hospital and soldiers searched its basement.

HAMAS: Netanyahu wants to show that they achieved their goal by his tanks entering Al-Shifa Hospital.

WHITE HOUSE: We do not support bombing hospitals or fighting inside them.

ISRAELI ARMY SPOKESMAN TO CNN: with a mission and may succeed in reaching a place where they defeat Hamas and release the Israeli prisoners.

WHITE HOUSE: Biden and Netanyahu discuss efforts to release prisoners.

GAZA GOVERNMENT MEDIA OFFICE: Storming the Shifa complex is a war crime.

ISLAMIC JIHAD: The heinous crime in Shifa was committed in front of the world.

HAMAS: We hold Netanyahu and Biden responsible for the occupation’s storming of the Shifa complex.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: Shooting inside Al-Shifa Hospital is terrorism for doctors and patients.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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