|[Published: Wednesday November 15 2023]
Israel storms hospital
GAZA, 15 Nov. - (ANA) - The White House has expressed concern after Israel said its military has stormed the Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City.
An eyewitness inside the hospital told the BBC they saw tanks and commando soldiers enter its main emergency department and a doctor said 200 patients had been buried in a mass grave.
The US called for protection for patients, adding: "We don't want to see a firefight in a hospital." Israel says Hamas has a command centre under the facility. The hospital staff denied that.
Some Palestinian civilians who were sheltering in the hospital compound were taken by the Israeli army and no-one knows their where-about.
The situation in Gaza's other hospitals is also dire, with the UN saying 22 of 36 are not functional due to lack of generator fuel, damage and combat. The 14 hospitals remaining open have barely enough supplies to sustain critical and life-saving surgeries.
Hamas continues to deny the Israeli accusations that it uses hospitals in particular al Shifa , to conceal or support their military operations and to hold hostages. - (ANA) -
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