Again, Israel forces raid Gaza hospital, kill children, women

More than 250 Palestinians have been killed and injured in an ongoing Israeli raid on al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, the government media office said.

Turkish broadcaster, TRT World, reported that the Israeli army raided the facility on Monday, which houses thousands of ill and wounded patients, as well as displaced people.

“Israeli forces heavily opened fire as they stormed the hospital, killing and injuring more than 250 civilians,” the media office said in a statement.

The office said several children were executed by Israeli forces at the hospital, without providing any further details.

The Israeli army said early Tuesday that its forces had killed 50 Palestinians and detained 180 others during its raid on the hospital.

“This is a clear war crime and a brazen violation of international law,” the media office said.

The media office added that at least 14,000 children are among the at least 31,810 Palestinians killed in Israeli attacks on Gaza since last October.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health in the enclaved Strip has said patients and medical staff at the besieged Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City continue their fast in Ramadan without breakfast on a second day.

It said people in the hospital lacked water and food due to the Israeli army’s siege.

Death toll nears 32,000

The Palestinian health ministry in Gaza has said at least 31,819 people have been killed in the territory during more than five months of Israel’s war on Gaza.

The latest toll includes at least 93 deaths and 142 injuries in the past 24 hours, a ministry statement said, adding that 73,934 people have been wounded in Gaza since the war began.