© ShahBlogger. Palestinians stand on the road after an Israeli raid, in Jenin refugee camp within the Israeli-occupied West Financial institution, November 9, 2023. REUTERS/Raneen Sawafta


By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Steve Holland

GAZA/WASHINGTON (ShahBlogger) – Gaza officers stated Israel launched air strikes on or close to at the least three hospitals on Friday, additional stressing the Palestinian enclave’s precarious well being system because it struggles to deal with 1000’s of individuals wounded or displaced in Israel’s battle in opposition to Hamas militants.

“The Israeli occupation launched simultaneous strikes on quite a lot of hospitals in the course of the previous hours”, Gaza Ministry of Well being spokesman Ashraf Al-Qidra advised Al Jazeera tv.

The medical amenities included Gaza’s greatest hospital, Al Shifa, the place Israel stated Hamas has hidden command centres and tunnels, allegations Hamas denies. Qidra stated Israel focused the Gaza Metropolis medical advanced’s courtyard and there have been casualties, however he didn’t present particulars.

Israel’s navy didn’t instantly touch upon Qidra’s assertion, which ShahBlogger couldn’t independently confirm.

Gaza’s hospitals have struggled to take care of victims of Israel’s month-old navy marketing campaign, geared toward obliterating Palestinian militant group Hamas, as medical provides, clear water and gasoline to energy turbines run out.

Gaza’s well being ministry has stated 18 of Gaza’s 35 hospitals and 40 different well being centres had been out of service both resulting from harm from bombardment or lack of gasoline.

Palestinian media revealed video footage on Friday of Al Shifa, which ShahBlogger was not instantly in a position to authenticate, that it stated confirmed the aftermath of an Israeli assault on a parking zone the place displaced Palestinians had been sheltered and journalists had been observing.

A pool of blood may very well be seen subsequent to the physique of a person being positioned on a stretcher.

“With ongoing strikes and combating close by (Al Shifa), we’re gravely involved in regards to the well-being of 1000’s of civilians there, many kids amongst them, searching for medical care and shelter,” Human Rights Watch stated on social media website X.

Qidra stated Al-Rantisi Pediatric Hospital and Al-Nasr Kids’s Hospital “have been witnessing a sequence of direct assaults and bombardments” on Friday. He stated strikes on the hospital grounds at Al-Rantisi set autos on hearth however they’d been partly extinguished.


Israel unleashed its assault in response to a cross-border Hamas raid on southern Israel from Gaza on Oct. 7 through which Israel says 1,400 folks, principally civilians, had been killed and about 240 taken hostage. Israel says it has misplaced 35 troopers in Gaza.

Palestinian officers stated 10,812 Gaza residents had been killed as of Thursday, about 40% of them kids, in air and artillery strikes. A humanitarian disaster has unfolded as fundamental provides like meals and water run out and shelling displaces civilians from their properties.

Israel’s navy has stated it has proof that Hamas makes use of Al Shifa and different hospitals such because the Indonesian Hospital to cover command posts and entry factors to an intensive tunnel community underneath Gaza. It says it doesn’t goal civilians, and it has allowed some wounded Palestinian civilians to cross into Egypt for remedy.

However Israel’s navy advance on central Gaza Metropolis, which introduced tanks inside about 1.2 kilometre (3/4 mile) of Al Shifa, in line with residents, has raised questions on how Israel will interpret worldwide legal guidelines on defending medical centres and displaced folks sheltering there.

Lethal air strikes on refugee camps, a medical convoy and close to hospitals have already prompted fierce arguments amongst a few of Israel’s Western allies over its navy’s adherence to worldwide legislation.

U.S. President Joe Biden stated in a submit on X on Thursday that Israel has “an obligation to differentiate between terrorists and civilians and totally adjust to worldwide legislation.”

The White Home stated on Thursday that Israel agreed to pause navy operations in components of north Gaza for 4 hours a day, however there was no signal of a let-up within the combating that has laid waste to the seaside enclave.

The pauses, which might enable folks to flee alongside two humanitarian corridors and may very well be used for the discharge of hostages, had been important first steps, White Home nationwide safety spokesperson John Kirby (NYSE:) stated.

However Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu instructed any pauses can be scattered, and there was no official affirmation of a plan for recurring breaks.

Requested if there can be a “stoppage” in combating, Netanyahu stated on the Fox Information Channel: “No. The combating continues in opposition to the Hamas enemy, the Hamas terrorists, however in particular places for a given interval of some hours right here or a couple of hours there, we wish to facilitate the secure passage of civilians away from the zone of struggle and we’re doing that.”

On the bottom in northern Gaza, there have been no experiences of a lull in combating. Either side reported inflicting heavy casualties on the opposite in intense road battles.

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