GAZA LIVE BLOG: 500 Killed in a Single Strike: Israel Bombs Al-Ahli Baptist Hospital in Gaza – DAY 11

Israel bombed the Ahly hospital in Gaza, which hosted thousands of fleeing civilians, killing at least 200 Palestinians. (Photo: Supplied)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

Hundreds of Palestinians have been killed in a single strike at a Palestinian hospital in Gaza City. The massacre is already described as the worst in the history of Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people in Gaza, The Palestine Chronicle will keep you updated. 

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Palestinian Ministry of Health: The number of Palestinians killed and wounded in the Israeli war on Gaza rose to 3,000 killed, and 12,500 wounded. In the West Bank, 60 were killed and more than 1,250 wounded. However, the killing of 500 Palestinians in an Israeli strike at a Gaza hospital on Tuesday, in addition to the killing of many other Palestinians in the Strip will raise the casualty count dramatically on Wednesday.


Wednesday, October 18, 06:15 am (GMT +3)


Many wounded Palestinians die while waiting for medical care at overwhelmed Palestinian hospitals following an Israeli attack at Al-Ahli hospital at Gaza City

Three killed in Khan Younis, in the southern Gazan Strip, in the latest Israeli attacks on Palestinian homes. They include a young girl.

12 other Palestinians killed in various parts of Khan Younis when their homes were targeted by Israeli strikes.

Two killed in Rafah in southern Gaza.

Two killed in Nuseirat refugee camp in central Palestine when a Palestinian bakery was bombed.

Several killed and wounded in Deir Al-Balah in Israeli strikes.

Several killed and wounded in Tufah neighrbood in Gaza City.

Scores killed and wounded in other parts of the Gaza Strip.

Wednesday, October 18, 05:40 am (GMT +3)

UNITED NATIONS: UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Wednesday to discuss the attack on Gaza’s Al-Ahli Baptist Hospital. A UN statement said the meeting would take place at 10:00 local time in New York. Brazil’s draft resolution calling for a humanitarian truce in Gaza will be put to a vote at the open session, the statement said.

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ALJAZEERA ARABIC: African Commission President Moussa Faki said the bombing of Gaza’s Al-Ahli Baptist Hospital was a “war crime” and the international community must act. Faki said in a statement posted on his X account that there were no words that fully expressed his condemnation of the Israeli bombing of the hospital in Gaza, which led to the death of hundreds of people.

UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary-General António Guterres has expressed alarm at the deaths of hundreds of people during the Israeli bombardment of Gaza’s Baptist Hospital. Guterres wrote on the X website that hospitals and medical personnel are protected under international humanitarian law.

Wednesday, October 18, 03:00 am (GMT +3)

BIDEN: US President Joe Biden, commenting on the Baptist Hospital massacre, said that he feels angry and deeply sad.

Wednesday, October 18, 02:00 am (GMT +3)

UK: The destruction of Al-Ahli Hospital is a huge loss of life and protecting civilians comes first

ITALY: We are shocked and saddened by the hospital casualties in Gaz, protecting civilians must be a priority

MACRON: Nothing can justify the bombing of a hospital, and nothing can justify targeting civilians.

Wednesday, October 18, 01:00 am (GMT +3)

BIDEN: US President heads to Tel Aviv and cancels his visit to Jordan

ARAB GROUP AT THE UN: The UN Security Council must bear its responsibility to stop the war that threatens the Middle East and the entire world

JORDAN: We decided not to hold the quadripartite summit in Amman because Washington will not be able to make a decision to stop the war

GAZA INTERIOR MINISTRY: There is no safe point in the entire Gaza Strip, and the occupation is bombing everywhere.

Wednesday, October 18, 12:00 am (GMT +3)

HEZBOLLAH: The Lebanese Hezbollah declared – in a statement – Wednesday an “unprecedented day of rage” against Israel and US President Joe Biden’s visit to it, following the Israeli massacre at the Al-Ahli Hospital in Gaza.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: The Director General of the Ministry of Health in Gaza told Al Jazeera that it is difficult to identify the bodies of the victims of the Al-Ahli hospital.

Tuesday, October 17, 11:00 pm (GMT +3)

AJA: Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt, Algeria, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey issued statements condemning the Baptist Hospital massacre in Gaza.

AP: Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas canceled his scheduled meeting with US President Joe Biden tomorrow in Amman.

Tuesday, October 17, 10:45 pm (GMT +3)

HANIYEH: The Baptist Hospital massacre confirms the brutality of the enemy and the extent of the resounding defeat it suffered

AJA: Israeli occupation forces bombed the vicinity of the Gaza European Hospital in Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip.

AJA: Palestinian security forces forcefully dispersed the Ramallah demonstration in protest against the Baptist Hospital massacre committed by the Israeli occupation forces, which left more than 500 martyrs and hundreds injured

Tuesday, October 17, 9:40 pm (GMT +3)

ISRAELI ARMY SPOKESMAN: “We had warned to evacuate the Baptist Hospital and 5 other hospitals so that Hamas would not take them as a refuge.”

Tuesday, October 17, 8:35 pm (GMT +3)

GAZA’S CIVIL DEFENSE SPOKESMAN: Over 300 killed in the Israeli strike on the Al-Ahly hospital. However, the number is likely to grow, as no injuries have been recovered from the targeted site and all of those present at the site – estimated at over 500 – have been killed and mutilated in the strike.

SPOKESMAN FOR THE PALESTINIAN MINISTRY OF HEALTH: Over 500 bodies have either been gathered or are still scattered at Al-Ahly hospital in Gaza, which was bombed by the Israeli military in one of the most gruesome massacres of Palestinians in their struggle against the Israeli occupation.

PALESTINIAN MINISTRY OF HEALTH: A “preliminary estimate of 200 to 300 martyrs” have been killed in a single Israeli strike on a hospital in Gaza. The Al-Ahli Hospital, previously known as Al-Mamadani, has hosted thousands of fleeing Gaza civilians, who escaped the intense Israeli bombardment of their towns and refugee camps throughout the Strip. 

Tuesday, October 17, 7:45 pm (GMT +3)

UNRWA: At least 6 Palestinians have been killed in an Israeli airstrike targeting a UNRWA school in the Maghazi refugee camp.

AJA: 6 Palestinians have been killed and several others injured in an Israeli airstrike targeting the Baptist Hospital in central Gaza City.

ISRAELI CHANNEL 12: British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced that he would pay a solidarity visit with Israel the day after on Thursday.

AJA: There were direct casualties in the city of Sderot as a result of a missile attack fired from the Gaza Strip.

Tuesday, October 17, 7:oo pm (GMT +3)

AJA: sirens sounded again in the southern suburbs of Tel Aviv, coinciding with the sounds of huge explosions.

IRAN: Informed Iranian sources told Al Jazeera that the administration of US President Joe Biden delivered a message to Tehran’s representative at the United Nations about the situation in the Palestinian territories.

ISRAELI ARMY: The total number of soldiers and officials killed in the Al-Aqsa Flood operation has risen to 302.

AL-QASSAM: Al-Qassam Brigades – the military wing of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) – announced the launch of a missile salvo towards Tel Aviv, in response to the Israeli massacres against civilians in the Gaza Strip

OMAN: The Omani Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council discussed the escalation of violence and the Israeli bombing of residential neighborhoods in the Gaza Strip.

AJA: Israeli occupation aircraft launched a series of continuous and intense raids on several neighborhoods in the Gaza Strip

Tuesday, October 17, 6:oo pm (GMT +3)

PALESTINIAN HEALTH MINISTRY: The number of Palestinians killed and wounded in the Israeli war on Gaza rose to 3,000 killed. 12,500 wounded.

PALESTINIAN INTERIOR MINISTRY: 14 Palestinians were killed in the bombing by Israeli aircraft of the family home of Ismail Haniyeh, head of Hamas’ political bureau

AJA: Israeli army launches series of strikes in the northern Gaza Strip.

ISRAELI MEDIA: A building in Sderot was damaged by a missile fired by Al-Qassam Brigades.

GAZA’S HEALTH MINISTRY: Hospitals have entered the stage of virtual collapse due to power outages and fuel scarcity.

Tuesday, October 17, 5:oo pm (GMT +3)

EU COUNCIL: European Council President Charles Michel said that the Council is working to avoid escalation and a humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza, calling on all parties to adhere to international law.

HEZBOLLAH: The Lebanese resistance group announced the targeting of two Israeli military sites in the town of Ramia with guided missiles.

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL: Israel must lift the blockade on Gaza, restore electricity and water supplies and allow humanitarian access.

AJA: 4 Hezbollah members were killed in confrontations with Israeli army on the border between Lebanon and Israel.

ISRAELI NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL: The northern area of ​​the Gaza Strip must be evacuated as soon as possible.

AL-QASSAM: Al-Qassam Brigades announced the killing of the Qassam Commander Ayman Nofal “Abu Ahmed” following an Israeli bombing that targeted the Bureij camp in the central Gaza Strip.

ISRAELI ARMY INTELLIGENCE CHIEF: The head of the Military Intelligence Division of the Israeli army said that he bears responsibility for the failure in preventing the Hamas attack on October 7.

AJA: Israeli reconnaissance aircraft were flying over the eastern sector of southern Lebanon.

Tuesday, October 17, 4:oo pm (GMT +3)

AL-QASSAM: The Al-Qassam Brigades – the military wing of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) – said that it bombed crowds of enemy forces near “Yad Mordechai” in the Gaza Strip with mortars and rockets.

AJA: The Israeli army intensified bombing with artillery near the towns of Ramia and Marwahin in the western sector of southern Lebanon.

ISRAELI POLICE: Israeli police denied claims by Israeli Channel 13 about declaring Sderot a closed military zone.

SAUDI ARABIA: The Saudi Council of Ministers called for an immediate ceasefire, lifting the siege on Gaza, and advancing the peace process.

ISRAELI CHANNEL 13: The Israeli occupation army decided to declare the city of Sderot on the Gaza Strip a closed military zone.

KIRBY: Strategic Policy Coordinator at the US National Security Council, John Kirby, said that his country does not want the conflict to escalate or expand in scope, adding that Washington has important security interests in the region that it intends to defend and protect.

Tuesday, October 17, 3:oo pm (GMT +3)

ISRAELI CHANNEL 12: 4,000 Palestinian workers were detained for investigation on suspicion of helping Hamas in the October 7 attack.

IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARD: Israel will face other shocks from the axis of resistance

JORDAN: Jordan will host a four-way summit with American, Egyptian and Palestinian officials.

US PENTAGON: US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin ordered preparations to deploy about two thousand American soldiers to confront tensions in the Middle East.

Tuesday, October 17, 2:oo pm (GMT +3)

AL-QASSAM: The Palestinian resistance bombed Tel Aviv and Ashkelon in response to Israeli massacres in Gaza.

JORDAN: King Abdullah II of Jordan said that the danger of expanding the war launched by Israel on Gaza is real, and that the consequences of this are dire for everyone.

Tuesday, October 17, 1:oo pm (GMT +3)

UNICEF: Hundreds of bodies are under the rubble in Gaza.

TURKEY’S FM: We are working to prevent the war from spreading to Lebanon and other countries.

LEBANON’S FM: Israeli attacks in the south may lead to a situation that is difficult to contain.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: parts of the Gaza European Hospital in the southern Gaza Strip have been damaged as a result of Israel’s bombing of the hospital entrance.

Tuesday, October 17, 12:00 pm (GMT +3)

ISRAELI ARMY: The situation in Gaza after the war will be a “global issue”.

ISRAELI RADIO: Israel’s Prison service is demanding stricter measures against the 108 Palestinian prisoners from Gaza.

DOCTORS WITHOUR BORDERS: Death under bombs should not be the only option for Gaza residents.

UNRWA: Fears are increasing regarding drought and the spread of diseases in Gaza.

Tuesday, October 17, 11:00 am (GMT +3)

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli army said that a “senior Hamas official” was killed last night.

TURKEY: Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan said that Ankara proposes establishing a mediation mechanism between Israel and Palestine with guarantor countries, including Turkey, to find a way out of the crisis.

Tuesday, October 17, 10:00 am (GMT +3)

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: The number of Palestinians killed and wounded in the Israeli war on Gaza rose to 2,378 killed. 12,000 wounded.

AL-MANAR: The Israeli army is currently launching phosphorus bombs targeting open areas in South Lebanon.

IRAN: Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said that corridors must be opened as soon as possible to deliver humanitarian aid to the residents of Gaza.

PPS: Israel arrested 55 Palestinians in the West Bank.

AL QASSAM: Al Qassam Brigades say they bombed Israeli military units at the Taslem base.

PALESTINIAN HEALTH MINISTRY: Elderly Palestinian died succumbed to wounds sustained by Israeli gunfire on Friday in the occupied West Bank city of Nablus.

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH: The Commander of US Army’s Central Command arrives in Israel.

PALESTINIAN INTERIOR MINISTRY: 28 Palestinians were killed as a result of the Israeli aircraft bombing a house for the Zorob family in Rafah Governorate in the Gaza Strip.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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