The patients and staff at Gaza’s largest hospital were forced to evacuate on Saturday, with just a few workers left behind to care for those too ill to move out of the facility. Israeli force have reportedly taken full control over the building.
The Associated Press reported that the Israeli takeover of the Shifa Hospital in Gaza City happened to occur on the same day that phone and internet services were restored to the Gaza Strip. In the time that the blackout was in place, the United Nations was unsuccessful in transporting humanitarian aid to those in need.
The hospital quickly became a point of interest for the IDF after Hamas launched its brutal attack against the Jewish state on October 7. After Israeli forces successfully penetrated the hospital, they reportedly discovered diapers, baby bottles, rope, and a chair, suggesting that Hamas had kept children hostages in the hospital’s basement.
Despite Israel’s consistent attempts to warn civilians to get out of the way of war zones, an Israeli airstrike hit a United Nations shelter in northern Gaza. The AP noted that the strike had caused major destruction in the area. Women and children were reportedly seen lying motionless…
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