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After the occupation's withdrawal, dozens of bodies and massive destruction in the Shifa complex


Dozens of bodies and massive destruction to the infrastructure in the Al-Shifa Complex and its surroundings

Mon 01 Apr 2024 | 01:07 PM
After the occupation's withdrawal, dozens of bodies and massive destruction in the Shifa complex
After the occupation's withdrawal, dozens of bodies and massive destruction in the Shifa complex
Amir hagag

Medical sources in the Gaza Strip reported that hundreds of bodies of martyrs were found in the Shifa Medical Complex and its surroundings, west of Gaza City, following the complete withdrawal of the occupation forces from inside the complex and its surrounding areas.

Local sources reported that the occupation forces withdrew completely from inside Al-Shifa Hospital and the surrounding residential neighborhoods, at dawn on Monday, towards the areas south of the Tal Al-Hawa neighborhood, southwest of Gaza City.

Witnesses stated that the withdrawal revealed that the occupation forces burned all the buildings of Al-Shifa Hospital and made it completely out of service.

Medical sources explained that the army completely destroyed floors in the specialized surgeries building, and burned the rest of the building, while it burned the main reception and emergency building, and destroyed dozens of its rooms and all the medical equipment in it. It also burned the kidney and maternity buildings, the morgues, cancer and burns refrigeration facilities, and destroyed the outpatient clinics building.

Dozens of martyrs were found in Al-Shifa Medical Complex and in the streets of Omar Al-Mukhtar, Izz Al-Din Al-Qassam, Abu Hasira, Bakr, and Haboush, all surrounding the hospital.

She explained that the army destroyed the temporary cemetery that citizens had set up in the Shifa Medical Complex, took out the bodies of the martyrs and the dead from it, and dumped them in different areas of the hospital.

Witnesses reported that the occupation forces burned or destroyed many homes and residential buildings in the vicinity of Al-Shifa Medical Complex, which includes thousands of residential units.

Civil Defense crews in Gaza said that the occupation destroyed all sections, buildings and infrastructure in the Shifa Complex, and it is difficult to count the number of martyrs, especially since it bulldozed the roads and buried the bodies inside and around the complex. It also bulldozed all the graves surrounding the complex and took the bodies out of the ground.

She added that all those who had previously received relief appeals were found today to have been martyred in the complex, and the occupation forces also executed citizens handcuffed.

Fourteen days ago, the occupation forces stormed the Al-Shifa Medical Complex and its surrounding areas and carried out a massive military operation there, resulting in dozens of martyrs and wounded and hundreds of arrests.

This is the second time that the occupation forces have stormed the hospital since the beginning of the hostilities on the Gaza Strip on October 7, 2023. They stormed it on November 16 last after besieging it for a week, during which its courtyards, parts of its buildings, medical equipment, and the electricity generator were destroyed.

After the occupation's withdrawal, dozens of bodies and massive destruction in the Shifa complex
After the occupation's withdrawal, dozens of bodies and massive destruction in the Shifa complex
After the occupation's withdrawal, dozens of bodies and massive destruction in the Shifa complex
After the occupation's withdrawal, dozens of bodies and massive destruction in the Shifa complex
After the occupation's withdrawal, dozens of bodies and massive destruction in the Shifa complex