More than 13,000 Palestinian civilians have been killed in the Gaza Strip since the beginning of the Israeli bombing of the enclave on October 7. There are more than 5, 500 children among the dead, 3, 500 are women. More than 30, 000 people were wounded, more than 75% of them are children and women. More than 6, 000 local residents, including more than 4, 000 children and women, were missing under the rubble of destroyed buildings in the Gaza Strip.
The Israeli military does not stop bloody strikes on civilians throughout the Gaza Strip. The Palestinian WAFA agency reported Israeli aircraft struck the homes of two families, who lived near the hospital in Rafah. According to preliminary reports, at least 15 Palestinians, including women and children, were killed, dozens more were wounded. Many people remain under the rubble.
Night strikes in the Gaza Strip:
On the night of November 20, the Israeli military surrounded the Indonesian hospital in Gaza City and bombarded the area nearby. According to Al-Jazeera, at least eight people were killed, and at least two doctors were wounded in repeated airstrikes on the hospital.
The team of the hospital told the media that the hospital was attacked at night without any prior warning, suggesting that Israeli forces were going to raid the facility like they did in the Al-Shifa hospital. Israeli attempt to storm the Indonesian hospital is likely to begin soon.
This is the last hospital which is still trying to provide medical services in Gaza City. The electricity in the facility was again cut off after its generator was damaged by shelling. Israeli artillery fire also damaged the second floor of the building. According to Palestinian sources, there are about 150 wounded patients being treated at the hospital and about 100 medical staff working in extremely hard conditions. Thousands of Palestinians are also sheltering in the hospital after being forced to leave their homes as a result of Israeli bombing.
Dr Sarbini Abdul Murad, head of the Indonesian medical charity MER-C, which helped finance the construction of an Indonesian hospital in the Gaza Strip, called on Israel to withdraw its troops from the area:
“This is an inhumane attack that should be condemned because this place needs to be protected,” he said. “We ask Israel not to turn hospitals into war zones.”
Indonesian authorities earlier denied Israeli claims about military facilities of Hamas under the hospital.
UN Secretary-General said the number of dead and injured in the Gaza Strip is staggering and unacceptable. He called for an immediate ceasefire and humanitarian pauses. Meanwhile, an independent UN experts warned that Israel’s response to the Hamas attack points to an “impending genocide” against the Palestinians.
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