Deaths as Israeli Army Bombs Hospital in Gaza’s Khan Younis

Deaths as Israeli Army Bombs Hospital in Gaza’s Khan Younis

Palestinian paramedics tend to people wounded during an Israeli bombardment, as they arrive at Nasser hospital in Khan Younis. (File photo: AFP)

Scores of displaced Palestinians have been killed and injured as the Israeli military struck on Tuesday a hospital in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, the Health Ministry reported.

Eye-witnesses said civilians seeking shelter at the Nasser Medical Complex came under fire from Israeli forces, the ministry added in a statement.

The exact number of fatalities has not yet been identified.

“The occupation forces ordered the hospital management to evacuate the displaced and keep the patients and medical staff inside, which poses them to extreme danger,” the ministry said.

At least 28,473 Palestinians have been killed and 68,146 others injured in the Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip since Oct. 7.

The Israeli war on Gaza has pushed 85% of the territory's population into internal displacement amid acute shortages of food, clean water and medicine, while 60% of the enclave's infrastructure has been damaged or destroyed, according to the UN.

Israel stands accused of genocide at the International Court of Justice, which in an interim ruling this January ordered Tel Aviv to stop genocidal acts and take measures to guarantee that humanitarian assistance is provided to civilians in Gaza.

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