Putin Says Attack on Gaza Hospital is a ‘Tragedy and Catastrophe’

Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Photo: Kremlin, via Wikimedia Commons)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that the lethal attack on a hospital in the Gaza Strip is a ‘tragedy and catastrophe,’ the Russian news agency TASS reported.

An estimated 500 Palestinians have been killed and hundreds more wounded in an early estimation of the unprecedented casualties resulting from the Israeli strikes targeting displaced Palestinian civilians inside the Al-Aly hospital in Gaza City on Tuesday evening.

“Speaking about the attack on the hospital, the tragedy that took place there, I must say it’s a horrible event; hundreds killed, hundreds wounded. This is certainly a catastrophe,” Putin said.

According to TASS, the Russian president said he hoped that the incident would serve as a signal for the immediate end to the ongoing conflict.

“In any way, everything must be directed toward the possibility of starting contacts and negotiations,” he added.

Following the news of the Israeli massacre at the Al-Ahli hospital in Gaza, spontaneous protests erupted in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, throughout the Middle East and the Arab world.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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