100 bodies to be buried in mass grave inside Gaza's Al-Shifa Hospital
Palestinian Health Ministry official says 'we are trapped inside Al-Shifa complex' due to relentless Israeli bombing
GAZA CITY, Palestine
The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza said a mass grave inside the Al-Shifa Hospital will be dug on Saturday to bury 100 bodies lying in the hospital.
Talking to Al Jazeera Media Network early Saturday, Palestinian Health Ministry Director General Dr. Munir Al-Borsh said Israeli bombing around the hospital has not stopped for three nights.
“There is very violent bombing almost every minute, with the aim of paving the way for entering the (hospital’s) complex,” he said, adding that the Israeli bombing obstructed the entry or exit of ambulances to and from the hospital.
“We are trapped inside the Al-Shifa complex,” he said.
For its part, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on X: "Over the last few hours, the attacks against Al-Shifa Hospital have dramatically intensified."
"MSF staff at the hospital reported a catastrophic situation inside just a few hours ago," it added.
For days, the Israeli army has been escalating its attacks against hospitals in the Gaza Strip, launching violent raids that led to deaths and injuries, in addition to great concern about the fate of the displaced people in those hospitals.
On Friday evening, Israeli aircraft intensified their attacks against hospitals in the Gaza Strip. They continued their raids in the vicinity of the Al-Shifa Hospital, Indonesian Hospital, Al-Awda Hospital, Al-Quds Hospital and Al-Rantisi Children's Hospital.
Israel has launched relentless air and ground attacks on the Gaza Strip – including hospitals, residences, and houses of worship – since a cross-border attack by the Palestinian resistance group Hamas on Oct. 7.
At least 11,078 Palestinians have been killed, including 4,506 children and 3,027 women. The Israeli death toll, meanwhile, is around 1,200, according to official figures.
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