12 Killed as Israel Struck Indonesian Hospital in Northern Gaza
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Israeli tanks have surrounded northern Gaza’s Indonesian Hospital after artillery fire killed at least 12 Palestinians in the complex since Monday morning.
Al Jazeera reported at least 700 people including medical staff and injured people inside the hospital. Amongst the killed were doctors as well as patients.
According to Quds News Network, the head of the orthopedic department of the Indonesian hospital, Dr. Adnan Al-Barsh, was injured in an Israeli shelling targeting the hospital. Al-Barsh previously worked at Gaza's biggest hospital Al-Shifa, before Israel forcefully closed down its operation last week.
In a statement, the ministry warned that the lives of thousands of patients, medical personnel, and displaced people “are at the risk of death as a result of the direct and repeated bombardment of the Indonesian Hospital.”
Palestine's official news agency Wafa earlier reported that eight people were killed in the Israeli artillery shelling of the hospital. According to the broadcaster, there are 150 patients, 100 medical staff, and thousands of displaced people inside the facility.
Witnesses said the Israeli shelling caused the hospital to lose electricity after its generators stopped working.
Since Israel's bombardment in Gaza on October 7, at least 13,000 Palestinians have been killed, including more than 9,000 women and children, with more than 30,000 wounded, according to the latest figures by Palestinian authorities.
Thousands of buildings, including hospitals, mosques, and churches, have also been damaged or destroyed in Israel’s relentless air and ground attacks on the besieged enclave. An Israeli blockade has also cut Gaza off from fuel, electricity, and water supplies, and reduced aid deliveries to a small trickle.
The Israeli death toll is around 1,200, according to official figures.
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