An assault by Israeli Airforce in the civilian zone in Rafah, southern Gaza, resulted in the deaths of at least 29 Palestinian residents. It occurred following a strike on a refugee camp in that area of the territory that claimed ten lives and an assault on a medical facility in north Gaza.
Despite worries that they won’t be secure there too, thousands of Gazan refugees have crowded into Rafah on Gaza’s border with Egypt in an attempt to flee Israeli shelling farther north.
The assault completely damaged three residential structures in one region. As one corpse after another were extracted from the debris, beneath which others were also trapped, the number of victims was predicted to increase.
According to the local official media, Adel Zoroub, a journalist, was one of the 29 people slain in the air attack in Rafah. Furthermore, an Israeli airstrike on the Jabalia refugee camp resulted in the deaths of over 10 Palestinians and several injuries. North Gaza is where the camp is situated.
There are still violent confrontations in northern Gaza less than two months after Israeli armored vehicles and infantry poured in. Hamas persists in putting up a strong fight over what is now a ruined desert.
The spokesman for Gazan Health Ministry stated today that after holding over 240 individuals, Israeli soldiers converted the al-Awda Center in north Gaza into barracks. “80 hospital staff, 40 patients, and 120 displaced people” are among those trapped inside the hospital according to Ashraf al-Qudra.
Six hospital employees were taken into custody, including Ahmed Muhanna, the facility’s administrator. The church that runs the Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza City claims that Israeli troops also conducted raids there Monday and into the next day. They arrested the majority of its employees and demolished the barrier at the front door.
Raids on Hospitals
The hospital is managed by St George’s Anglican Cathedral, located in occupied East Jerusalem. The media cited a cathedral pastor as stating that following the raid, over 100 critically injured patients were left to be cared for by just two physicians, four nurses, and two janitors—without access to power or running water. “It has been a great mercy for the many wounded in Gaza City that we were able to keep our Ahli Anglican Hospital open for so long,” the pastor said.
He said that nobody could access or exit the hospital because an Israeli armor vehicle was positioned on the debris there. The Israeli military, which has been hitting and plundering the enclave’s medical facilities, did not immediately respond.
According to a World Health Organization representative, the northern Gazan hospital Kamal Adwan has been shut. Babies are among the patients that have been transferred. Last week, the hospital was invaded by Israeli soldiers.
According to Peeperkorn, Israel is conducting military operations inside Nasser Medical Complex, putting the life if over 4,000 people at stake. They are seeking safety on the hospital’s facilities in Khan Younis, South Gaza.
As of Monday, 19,453 Palestinian people have died, according to the Gazan Health Ministry. In over two months of fighting, the Israeli onslaught on the Hamas-ruled territory also resulted in the wounding of over 52,286 civilians.
Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister of Israel, has pledged to defeat Hamas completely. 240 people were captured and 1,140 others killed by Hamas militants during a surprise attack into Israel.
Multiple nations and international organizations are outraged by Israel’s escalating response against Hamas due to the number of civilian deaths, malnutrition, and homelessness.