Palestinian Child Killed as Israeli Warplanes Bomb Roof of Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza

Israeli occupation forces bombed the roof of the Shifa Hospital in Gaza. (Photo: video grab)

A child was killed and three Palestinians were injured after the Israeli occupation aircraft bombed parts of the roof of the Shifa Medical Complex in Gaza City on Monday afternoon.

The official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported that Israeli aircraft bombed the roof of the emergency department at Al-Shifa Medical Complex, which is considered the largest hospital in the Gaza Strip, wounding a group of civilians, and killing a child.

The hospital houses about 50,000 displaced people, in addition to the medical and health staff and patients inside it. 

Al-Shifa Hospital has been operating for days with a backup electric generator, and it is under threat of stopping work completely if it is not provided with the necessary fuel to continue its work.

This is the first time, during the current aggression, that the occupation has directly targeted the Shifa Medical Complex.

Israel has, thus far, killed over 9,770 Palestinians in Gaza, including 4,800 children, and wounded more than 25,000. Palestinian Ministry of Health reports and international organizations say that the majority of those killed and wounded are women and children.

Despite a massive Israeli military buildup around the Gaza borders and sporadic infiltrations on the outskirts of the besieged Strip, Palestinian Resistance continues to repel Israeli attacks.

To justify its military failure, the Israeli army continues to pound civilian homes throughout the Gaza Strip with new massacres reported everywhere in the besieged enclave.

Gaza has been under a tight Israeli military siege since 2007, following a democratic election in occupied Palestine, the results of which were rejected by Tel Aviv and Washington. 


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