At least 500 civilians have been killed by Israeli air strikes on al-Ahli Baptist Hospital amid the regime’s relentless aggression on the besieged Gaza Strip, the Health Ministry in the enclave says.
On Tuesday, the health ministry said Israeli air strikes on the central Gaza hospital compound killed hundreds of people.
“Hundreds of victims are still under the rubble,” it added.
Thousands of civilians were seeking medical treatment and shelter in the hospital from relentless Israeli airstrikes.
The attack is the deadliest Israeli airstrike in five wars fought since 2008, the Palestinian Civil Defense said.
“The massacre at al-Ahli Arab Hospital is unprecedented in our history. While we’ve witnessed tragedies in past wars and days, but what took place tonight is tantamount to genocide,” spokesman Mahmoud Basal said.
The media office of Hamas described the attack as a “war crime.”
“The hospital was housing hundreds of sick and wounded, and people forcibly displaced from their homes” because of other strikes, a statement said.
The Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) condemned the Israeli attack as genocide.
Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas declared three days of mourning following the Israeli air strike.
Photos from al-Ahli Hospital showed fire engulfing the hospital halls, shattered glass and body parts scattered across the area.
Several hospitals in Gaza City have become refuges for Palestinians hoping to be spared Israeli bombardments, which began on October 7.
This is a developing story…