Updated: Israeli Missiles Target Hospitals In Gaza, Killing And Wounding Dozens Of Palestinians

03:00 Nov 10 2023 al-Shifa Hospital complex (مستشفى الشفاء), Gaza City; Rantisi Children's Hospital, al-Nasr Hospital, al Awda Hospital in Jabalia (جباليا) & Beit Lahiya (بيت لاهيا)

Updated: Israeli Missiles Target Hospitals In Gaza, Killing And Wounding Dozens Of Palestinians
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Nov 10, 2023

Israeli warplanes fired missiles, in the predawn hours of Friday, at several medical facilities in the Gaza Strip, killing and wounding dozens of Palestinains, including children.

Israeli warplanes fired missiles at the outpatient clinics in the Al-Shifa Medical Complex in Gaza City, where tents for thousands of displaced people are set up, in addition to one for journalists, killing and wounding dozens of Palestinians, including many children.

Mohammad Abu Salmiya, director general of al-Shifa Hospital, told the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera, that the Israeli missiles “led to a lot of casualties, including critical injuries. It could have been a massacre in this place because of the number of people in this complex”.

The Israeli Air Force also fired missiles at the Rantisi Children’s Hospital, igniting a fire, and earlier missiles targeted the gate at the nearby Al-Nasr Children’s Hospital, leading to dozens of casualties.

Mustafa Kahlout, the Director of the Rantisi Hospital, said the Israeli tanks have been surrounding the medical facility since Thursday, and added that the hospital is approaching a disaster as it is unable to provide even basic medical services, and called on international organizations to intervene.

In Beit Lahia, in the northern part of Gaza, the occupation launched a series of airstrikes in the vicinity of the Indonesian Hospital, killing several Palestinians and wounding others.

An Israeli airstrike near the Al Awda Hospital in Jabalia, in northern Gaza, injured a Palestinian paramedic, while another airstrike targeted an area close to the Al Shifa Hospital in Gaza City.

According to the Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS), the bombing injured a volunteer paramedic and damaged two ambulances, rendering them out of service.

It is important to mention that hospital directors in the northern part of the Gaza Strip have stated that hospitals in the area are dangerously close to shutting down due to a lack of fuel and urged the international community to facilitate medical supplies and fuel into the besieged and devastated Gaza Strip before a “major disaster” occurs.

Palestinian Minister of Health, Mai Al-Kaila, urged the United Nations to immediately intervene to force the occupation to cease the bombing of hospitals in the coastal enclave.

The Israeli strikes against the Al-Awda hospital struck many facilities and wards, including the children’s ward.

Al-Kaila added that bombing health facilities is a war crime that must be stopped at once and called on the international community to perform its duty to protect the hospitals and medical crews.

The Ministry of Health, on Thursday, announced that the occupation regime has killed at least 10812 Palestinians, including 4412 children and 2918 women, and injured more than 26,000 in the Gaza Strip, in the 34 days of excessive bombing and shelling.

More than half the homes of the Gaza Strip have been destroyed or damaged by Israeli missiles and shells.

Speaking to Al-Jazeera, Dr. Ashraf Al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip, said “Israel is now undertaking these dangerous steps against the hospitals to put them completely out of commission and subsequently displace the people sheltering in them, as well as the patients and medics.”

IDF: Attack on Shifa hospital caused by misfired rocket launched from Gaza

by Haaretz
Nov 10, 2023
11:06 pm

A statement issued by the IDF on Friday said that the attack on al-Shifa hospital was the result of a failed missile launch from with the Gaza Strip. According to the statement on social media platform X (formerly Twitter), an Israeli investigation discovered that the rocket was launched by one of the terrorist organizations operating in Gaza. The statement added that the missile hit the hospital because Israeli troops were operating nearby.

Officials from Shefa said earlier Friday that Israeli forces had bombed one of the hospital’s buildings in Gaza City. The World Health Organization also claimed that the hospital was “under attack.”

IDF says it will help evacuate babies from Shifa Hospital tomorrow [Nov 12th], Hamas losing control of north Gaza

By EMANUEL FABIAN for The Times of Israel
Nov 11, 2023

DF Spokesman Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari says ground forces, with air and naval support, are “deepening” operations in Gaza City’s al-Shati Refugee Camp.

He dismisses “false reports” that the IDF has hit Shifa Hospital and is surrounding and striking Gaza hospitals, saying that the IDF does not strike hospitals. Rather, he says, “We are fighting terrorists who are choosing to fight from close to Shifa Hospital.”

He says the IDF will continue to allow patients and staff at Gaza’s hospitals, and all noncombatants in northern Gaza, to evacuate to the south, and says he has spoken to staff at Shifa today to stress all of this.

Atypically, he then switches to English.

“There has been a lot of misinformation from Gaza today. So I want to clarify the facts. There is no siege, I repeat no siege, on Shifa Hospital. The east side of the hospital is open for the safe passage of Gazans who wish to leave the hospital,” Hagari says.

“We’re speaking directly and regularly with the hospital staff. The staff of Shifa Hospital has requested that tomorrow we will help the babies in the pediatric department to get to a safer hospital. We will provide the assistance needed.”

“There is something that the world must not forget, and we will not let the world forget it: Hamas has been holding hostages, 239 men, women, and children, elderly and babies — don’t forget babies — for 36 days. This is a crime against humanity and we will not let the world forget it,” adds the IDF spokesman, still in English.

Hagari says Hamas is losing control of northern Gaza, as civilians evacuate the area “against the instructions” of the terror group.

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