- The Al Shifa Hospital in Gaza has turned into a combat zone.
- Today marks the third day that Israeli forces have searched the hospital.
- Israel issued a new warning after overrunning North Gaza, requesting that residents of the South evacuate and stay out of the line of fire.
As Israeli forces advance more into the area to crush Hamas, the Al Shifa Hospital in Gaza has turned into a combat zone. Three infants and twenty-four other patients have died as a result of the largest hospital in Gaza running out of fuel, oxygen, and other necessities.
Today marks the third day that Israeli forces have searched the hospital, alleging that Hamas is using it as a command center. Videos of what the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) say are Hamas tunnels discovered within the hospital compound have been made public.
Another claim made by the IDF is that they discovered a hostage’s body at Al Shifa. After two days of a communications blackout that prevented assistance convoys from reaching Gaza, Israel granted the US request to allow restricted fuel delivery, and the first shipment of petroleum arrived from Egypt into Gaza.
Israel issued a new warning after overrunning North Gaza, requesting that residents of the South evacuate and stay out of the line of fire. After Hamas militants launched an attack on Israel on October 7, killing 1,200 people and dragging 240 hostages into the enclave, Israel promised to destroy the organization that rules the Gaza Strip.
Since then, Israel has ordered the displacement of almost two-thirds of the 2.3 million Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip, bombarded much of Gaza City to the point of rubble, and left the enclave’s northern half in ruins.
In response to the strike, Israel is taking revenge; thousands of children have been among the at least 12,000 people who have died in the Palestinian territory thus far.
Throughout the West Bank, Israeli military troops have murdered five Palestinians, three of them terrorists, as part of a crackdown on Hamas and other nearby militant organizations.