At the least 4 folks killed in Israeli assault on Al-Aqsa hospital in Gaza


WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated 4 folks had been killed and 17 others had been injured within the airstrike.

At the least 4 folks have been killed in an Israeli airstrike on the courtyard of Al-Aqsa hospital in Deir al-Balah, central Gaza, in accordance with the World Well being Group and a hospital official.

At the least 4 folks had been killed and 17 others injured within the airstrike, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated in a put up on Twitter on Sunday.

Hospital spokesman Khaled al-Dakran stated a number of journalists had been amongst these injured within the assault.

The Israeli army stated the assault focused a command middle run by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad armed group.

The federal government media workplace in Gaza stated the airstrike focused a tent the place displaced folks had been sheltering and journalists had been working.

Reporting from the hospital grounds, Al Jazeera's Hind Khoudary stated displaced Palestinians within the hospital had been “terrified” after the assault.

“Everybody right here is scared. They’ve been in search of shelter on this hospital for greater than six months,” she stated.

Al-Dakran known as on the worldwide neighborhood to make sure security for well being employees in Gaza.

“Hospitals and medical groups and all well being sector employees should be protected and the worldwide neighborhood should present such safety,” he stated.

“The sufferers, the injured and the displaced are in a state of terror and panic, fearing that Israeli plane will assault the hospital once more.”

WHO chief Tedros stated {that a} staff from the United Nations group was within the hospital advanced when the airstrike occurred and all WHO employees had been current there.

“We once more name for the security of sufferers, well being employees and humanitarian missions. The continuing assaults and militarization of hospitals should cease. Worldwide humanitarian legislation should be revered,” Tedros stated. “We urge all events to adjust to the UN Safety Council decision and a ceasefire!”

Reporting from Rafah in southern Gaza, Al Jazeera's Tariq Abu Azzoum stated the assault was “a brand new wave of ongoing Israeli assaults on journalists”.

Greater than 130 Palestinian journalists have been killed since October, he stated.

Israeli forces are finishing up assaults round Al-Aqsa hospital and different medical services in Gaza.

The Israeli army stated of Sunday's assault “a exact assault was made on the command middle and the terrorists”, including that it was aimed toward minimizing “hurt to civilians not concerned within the hospital space”.

“The Al-Aqsa Hospital constructing was not broken and its functioning was not affected.”

Well being officers stated on Sunday that 77 Palestinians had been killed in Israeli strikes in Gaza up to now 24 hours.

Greater than 32,000 folks have been killed in Israel's conflict on Gaza because the conflict started almost six months in the past, in accordance with Palestinian officers. The assault follows an October 7 assault on Israel from Gaza led by the Palestinian group Hamas, which killed 1,139 folks and captured about 250 others.

In a while Sunday, mediator Egypt was set to host an Israeli delegation for talks to safe a ceasefire with Hamas and for the group to launch a number of the roughly 130 hostages held in Gaza in trade for the discharge. An settlement was reached. Palestinian prisoners are lodged in Israeli jails.

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