Gaza: 12 killed as Israeli forces shell Indonesian Hospital in Gaza

By Yakoota Dandashia

GAZA CITY, Palestine (AA): At least 12 people were killed and scores injured in Israeli shelling of the Indonesian Hospital in the northern Gaza Strip on Monday, the Health Ministry in the blockaded enclave said.

In a statement, the ministry warned that the lives of thousands of patients, medical personnel and displaced people “are at the risk of death as a result of the direct and repeated bombardment of the Indonesian Hospital.”

The official Palestinian news agency, Wafa, earlier reported that eight people were killed in Israeli artillery shelling of the hospital

According to the broadcaster, there are 150 patients, 100 medical staff and thousands of displaced people inside the facility.

Witnesses said the Israeli shelling caused the hospital to lose electricity after its generators stopped working.

Since Israel started bombarding Gaza on Oct. 7 following a Hamas attack, at least 13,000 Palestinians have been killed, including over 5,000 children, 3,300 women, and more than 30,000 others have been injured, according to the latest figures.

Twenty-five hospitals have been destroyed, and 200 medics and 56 journalists have been killed.

Thousands of buildings, including hospitals, mosques and churches, have also been damaged or destroyed in Israel’s relentless air and ground attacks on the besieged enclave.

An Israeli blockade has also cut Gaza off from fuel, electricity and water supplies, and reduced aid deliveries to a small trickle.

The Israeli death toll, meanwhile, is around 1,200, according to official figures.

*Writing by Ziad Aslan in Ankara

Additional report by The Muslim News

[Photo: Family including children injured as a result of the attacks of the Israeli army at Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital for treatment in Deir al-Balah, Gaza on 19 11 23. Photojournalist Ashraf Amra /AA]

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