Another Massacre! Israeli Air Raid Kills at Least 500 in Gaza Hospital

Israeli bombardment has struck a packed hospital compound in central Gaza, killing an estimated 500 people, including patients and displaced Palestinians sheltering inside. If confirmed, the death toll would be among the highest for a single Israeli air strike since 2008. The attack on the al-Ahli Arab Hospital quickly sparked international condemnation, as news outlets and social media became filled with images of burning rooms and heavy stretchers. “This is outrageous and again it shows a flagrant disregard for the lives of civilians,” the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) said on social media. Jordan’s King Abdullah II, meanwhile, called the attack a “massacre” and a “shame on humanity”. The Gaza health ministry issued a statement explaining the hospital had served a vital role in offering shelter to civilians. Al Jazeera’s Dmitry Medvedenko reports.

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