Israel strikes major Gaza hospital killing 4, wounding 17


April 1, 2024


Israel strikes major Gaza hospital killing 4, wounding 17

Palestinians carry a wounded person following an Israeli airstrike near Al-Aqsa hospital, in Deir al Balah, Gaza Strip/Photo: AP

GAZA: An Israeli airstrike on Al-Aqsa hospital in Gaza killed four people and wounded another 17, World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a post on X, formerly Twitter.

Tedros called for an end of Israel’s attacks on hospitals in the enclave and for the “protection of patients, health personnel and humanitarian missions.”

The strike on a tent camp inside the hospital compound was witnessed by a WHO team that was on a humanitarian mission there assessing the needs and collecting incubators for the north of Gaza, the WHO chief wrote, adding: “WHO staff are all accounted for.”

Thousands of people have been sheltering in the area after the fighting forced them to flee their homes. The Israeli military has not commented on the incident.

Israeli strikes pounded Gaza on Sunday as negotiations for a cease-fire in the conflict between Israel and Hamas were resuming in Cairo.