Israel attacks a hospital in Gaza: hundreds dead

Israel attacks a hospital in Gaza: hundreds dead

Israel attacks a hospital in Gaza: hundreds dead

The Gaza Health Ministry announced that Israel carried out an airstrike against the Al-Ehli Baptist Hospital in the Gaza Strip.

At least 500 people died in the attack, including patients, women and children.

NATIONAL MOURNING WAS DECLARED

Palestine called the attack a “genocide” and a “humanitarian disaster” and declared three days of national mourning.

Al Jazeera journalist Wael al-Dahduh reported from the scene: “What we witnessed is terrible, terrifying. We saw the mutilated bodies of children, adolescents, the elderly and women. The bombing took place in the center of the hospital, not in its surroundings. We cannot speak of the horror of what we saw. “We saw piles of meat stuffed in sacks,” he said.

ISRAELI ARMY: WE DO NOT HAVE ALL THE DETAILS

Israeli army spokesman Daniel Hagari said at a news conference: “Before coming here, I spoke with the Gaza unit about the incident. We don’t have all the details. “We will analyze the details of the incident, find out what happened and inform the public,” he said.

REACTIONS FROM THE WORLD… CANADA: UNACCEPTABLE

The world’s first reaction to the attack came from Canada. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called Israel’s attack “appalling and unacceptable.”

Egypt also said it condemned in the strongest terms the attack, which left hundreds of Palestinians dead, and called on the international community to intervene to prevent “Israel’s policies of collective punishment.”

Qatar and Jordan also made statements condemning the attack.

UN-EU DECLARATION

The United Nations strongly condemned the attack on al-Ahli Baptist Hospital in Gaza and called for an end to attacks on civilians and health facilities.

The president of the Council of the European Union (EU), Charles Michel, also said: “There are too many deaths. “This shows the dramatic situation experienced by the people who live there,” he said.

The World Health Organization (WHO) also said it strongly condemned the attack.

THE SCHOOL WAS ALSO SHOT UP

On the other hand, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) announced that 6 people died as a result of the shooting at a UNRWA school where displaced Palestinians were taking refuge in Gaza. under lockdown.

“THEY HAVE NOWHERE TO GO”

United Nations (UN) Deputy Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Joyce Msuya said civilians in Gaza are increasingly trapped in a limited area and have almost nowhere to go. Warning that civilians were running out of essential goods, Msuya called for a ceasefire to access aid.

ISRAEL – PALESTINE CONFLICT

Hamas’s armed wing, the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, launched a comprehensive attack against Israel on the morning of October 7, called the “Aqsa Flood.”

As thousands of rockets were fired from Gaza into Israel, Palestinian armed groups attacked and seized the Beit Hanun-Erez border gate on the Gaza-Israel border.

Armed groups then entered settlements inside Israel from here and the Israeli army launched an attack on the Gaza Strip with dozens of fighter jets.

It was reported that 1,400 Israelis, including 299 soldiers, were killed and 3,968 Israelis were wounded in the attacks carried out from Gaza.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health announced that 3,000 people were killed and 12,500 injured in Gaza due to Israeli attacks.

It was claimed that 61 Palestinians were killed and approximately 1,250 people were injured in attacks by Israeli forces and Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank.

13 journalists also lost their lives in Israeli attacks.

In the clashes that began between the Israeli army and Hezbollah on the Lebanese border on October 8, 8 members of Hezbollah, 2 members of Islamic Jihad, 1 journalist and 2 civilians lost their lives.

In the attacks carried out by Lebanon, 2 Israeli soldiers and 1 Israeli civilian lost their lives. (AA-REUTERS)

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