Al-Shifa Hospital has been a main focus of Israel’s floor offensive in northern Gaza, with the World Well being Group, the United Nations well being company, calling it “a demise zone”.
Greater than 200 medical personnel have been killed and most hospitals shut down within the weeks of indiscriminate bombing by Israel.
The Israeli military ordered an evacuation of Gaza’s largest medical facility on November 18, however it was not doable to evacuate all of the sufferers, as for some, an evacuation would have introduced excessive well being dangers.
Israeli forces, which raided the hospital final week, alleged that Hamas fighters used a tunnel complicated beneath the power in Gaza Metropolis to stage assaults. Hamas and hospital officers have repeatedly denied the claims.
Israel has additionally taken into custody Muhammad Abu Salmiya, the director of al-Shifa Hospital.