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Palestinian Red Crescent: Israeli Forces Storm Al-Amal Hospital in Khan Yunis

Fri 09 Feb 2024 | 07:08 PM
Taarek Refaat

The Palestinian Red Crescent reported on Friday that Israeli forces stormed its Al-Amal Hospital in Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip.

It explained that "the hospital workers informed them that Israeli army soldiers stormed the hospital and began searching it without being able to find out more details due to the disconnection and the difficulty of communicating with the crews."

Israeli forces launched violent bombing and continuous shooting around the hospital, which threatened the safety of patients and medical staff inside, and led to material damage to the building.

The Red Crescent warned a few days ago that the lives of the wounded in the hospital were in danger, as a result of the complete depletion of oxygen and the inability of medical teams to perform surgical operations on them, as work in the surgical department had completely stopped.

It confirmed that the fuel stock will run out in just four days, calling on the international community to intervene immediately, to allow the entry of oxygen, medical supplies, and fuel to ensure the continuation of work in the hospital.

The Palestinian Red Crescent said earlier that about 8,000 displaced people had been evacuated from Al-Amal Hospital in the city of Khan Yunis, which had been isolated for several days due to violent fighting.

As the war in the Gaza Strip entered its 126th day, Rafah, south of the Strip, witnessed violent bombardment, coinciding with warnings of a catastrophic Israeli military operation in the area to which more than half of Gaza’s population was displaced.