Khan Younis (Gaza Strip), November 19 (AP) A United Nations team said Sunday that 291 people were left, including 32 children in critical condition, after Israeli forces evacuated patients from Gaza’s largest hospital. Serious.
He told that the children have problems like serious infection in their wounds and spinal cord injury, due to which they are unable to walk.
The World Health Organization (WHO), which is leading the operation, said it visited Shifa Hospital on Saturday morning after some 2,500 displaced people, patients and medical staff left the hospital premises.
“The patients and health workers they spoke to were concerned about their safety and health and requested to leave,” the agency said, describing Shifa hospital as a “death zone”.
The agency said more teams would attempt to reach Shifa in the coming days to try to transport patients to southern Gaza.
The Israeli Army alleges that Hamas extremists have set up a command center in Gaza’s Shifa Hospital, which they are searching for. However, Hamas and hospital staff rejected this claim.
Israel believes there was a voluntary mass departure of patients from the hospital on Saturday. However, the people leaving there called it a forced migration.
“We left at gunpoint,” Mahmoud Abu Auf told the AP after leaving the hospital. Tanks and snipers were everywhere inside and outside. The Israeli army took three people into custody.
Dozens of people were killed in the urban Jabaliya refugee camp, as well as in northern Gaza. Eyewitnesses believe that people have died in the Israeli attack.
It led to a massive attack on the camp’s Fakhora school, said wounded survivors Ahmed Radwan and Yasin Sharif.
Radwan told the AP that “the scenes were horrific. Dead bodies of women and children were on the ground. “Other people were screaming for help.”
Pictures obtained by the AP from local hospitals showed more than 20 bodies wrapped in blood-stained sheets.
The Israeli Army had warned Jabaliya and surrounding people to leave the area in a post made in Arabic on social media. The Israeli army had said that its troops were active in the area with the aim of eliminating the extremists.
“Horrific images and videos have emerged of scores of people killed and injured at another UNRWA school that hosts thousands of displaced persons,” Philippe Lazzarini, Commissioner General of the United Nations Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), said on social media platform X. Have been.”
In southern Gaza, an Israeli airstrike hit a residential building on the outskirts of the town of Khan Younis, killing at least 26 Palestinians, a hospital doctor said.
Defense Minister Yoav Galant said Israel’s military has launched operations in eastern Gaza city, continuing its mission in the western areas.?
The UN team, which visited after the patients were evacuated, said that 25 medical staff were also left in the hospital along with the patients.
The World Health Organization said arrangements were being made to evacuate those remaining in the hospital via safe route in the next 24-72 hours.
AP Sajan Surbhi