Video - 15 killed and 65 wounded in Israeli airstrike targeting Al-Shifaa hospital in Gaza

Ahram Online , Friday 3 Nov 2023

Israel launched airstrikes on Friday targeting the vicinity of ambulances carrying wounded out of Al-Shifaa Medical Complex in Al-Rimal in Gaza City as they tried to make their way to the Rafah border crossing.

GRAPHIC CONTENT - Dead and injured Palestinians are seen on the ground following an Israeli airstrik
GRAPHIC CONTENT - Dead and injured Palestinians are seen on the ground following an Israeli airstrike outside the entrance of the al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City, Friday, Nov. 3, 2023. AP


The airstrike on the Al-Shifaa left 15 killed and 65 wounded.

Reporters on the scene captured images of tens of emergency medical personnel and civilians rushing to rescue survivors of the strikes.

40,000 Palestinian civilians are seeking shelter from Israeli bombing in the north of the Gaza Strip inside and around the hospital, according to local sources.

​Shortly after the Israeli strike on the Al-Shifaa, the spokesperson for the World Health Organization told Sky News Arabia that hospitals in Gaza must not be subjected to strikes.

The spokesperson added that only three hospitals in the south of Gaza maintain the capability of carrying out surgical operations.

Meanwhile, the head of the WHO called for the protection of patients and medical staff in the aftermath of the strike against ambulances at the Al-Shifaa.

The director-general of hospitals in the Gaza Strip told Al Jazeera the Israeli airstrikes targeted a convoy of ambulances that were leaving Al-Shifaa Medical Complex to transport wounded to the Rafah border crossing in order to be received by Egypt for treatment.

Israeli jetfighters also struck the vicinity of Al-Quds in the southwest of Gaza City and the vicinity of the Indonesian Hospital in Beil Lahia in northern Gaza.

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