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100 patients evacuated from bombarded Indonesian Hospital to southern Gaza

Evacuation carried out in coordination with International Committee of Red Cross, say medical sources

Yaqout Dandashi  | 21.11.2023 - Update : 21.11.2023
100 patients evacuated from bombarded Indonesian Hospital to southern Gaza


The Palestinian health authorities on Tuesday evacuated some 100 Palestinian patients from the bombarded Indonesian Hospital in the north of the Gaza Strip to Nasser Hospital in the south.

The Palestinian official news agency Wafa quoted medical sources as saying that the evacuation was carried out in coordination with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

“Still there are 500 patients in the (Indonesian) hospital, and coordination with ICRC is taking place to evacuate them to Nasser Hospital and other hospitals in the south of Gaza,” the sources told Wafa.

On Monday, the Gaza-based Health Ministry said that 12 Palestinians were killed and dozens of others were injured as a result of an Israeli airstrike on the Indonesian Hospital.

The ministry accused the Israeli army of seeking to turn the hospital into "a mass grave."

It added that the hospital was the only one partially functioning in Gaza City and the northern Gaza region, as all other hospitals in Gaza City had become non-operational, including Al-Shifa Hospital, which is currently under Israeli military control.

Israel has launched relentless air and ground attacks in the Gaza Strip following a cross-border attack by the Palestinian group Hamas on Oct. 7.

Authorities in Gaza said Monday that the death toll from the ongoing Israeli attacks on the enclave since Oct. 7 has jumped to over 13,300, including 5,600 children and 3,550 women.

Thousands of buildings, including hospitals, mosques and churches, have also been damaged or destroyed in Israel’s air and ground attacks on the besieged enclave.

The Israeli death toll, meanwhile, is around 1,200, according to official figures.

*Writing by Ahmed Asmar

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