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IOF breaks into Indonesian Hospital in Gaza prior to the truce

Friday 24-November-2023

Israeli occupation forces (IOF) stormed the Indonesian Hospital in Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip killing a wounded woman and seriously injuring three persons just a few hours before the truce took effect.  

Director General of Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza Munir Al-Bursh said “The Israeli army stormed in tanks the Indonesian Hospital amid heavy shooting and firing of smoke and tear gas grenades. 

Al-Bursh stressed that the IOF storming of the hospital is a war crime that is more hideous than the crime it had committed in Al-Shifa Hospital. The IOF arrested three medical personnel while spreading panic among the wounded and displaced. 

He affirmed that the hospital hosts 200 of the wounded and 25 of medical staff.

The hospital had been completely surrounded by the IOF for several days and before that it was directly bombarded by the IOF killing 12 persons of the patients and their companions and injuring a number of the medical staff. 

As a result of the bombardment 700 of the wounded and the patients were evicted and transferred to other hospitals in southern Gaza in coordination with the World Health Organization (WHO). 

The IOF escalated its attacks across the Gaza Strip just a few hours before the temporary humanitarian truce took effect in Gaza. Intense bombardment and heavy shelling were reported in each of Jabalia refugee camp north of Gaza Nuseirat in Central Gaza and Khan Younis and Rafah in southern Gaza resulting in dozens of martyrs and wounded in addition to targeting several hospitals. 

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