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IOF turns Al-Awda Hospital into military barracks

Tuesday 19-December-2023


Israeli occupation forces (IOF) turned Al-Awda Hospital in the northern Gaza Strip into a military barracks, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.

In a press statement on Tuesday, the Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said the IOF is holding 240 Palestinians, including 80 medical staff, 40 patients and 120 displaced people inside the hospital with no access to water, food or medicine.

The IOF soldiers blocked movement between hospital units and arrested six personnel, including Ahmed Muhanna, the director of the hospital, and one patient along with a companion, Al-Qudra added.

Al-Awda Health and Community Association confirmed that 12 people are still held captive in the besieged Al-Awda Hospital in Jabalia, including Dr. Ahmed Muhanna.

Gaza’s hospitals have been subjected to direct and indirect targeting by Israeli relentless bombardment. They have also been vulnerable to threats of forced eviction as part of the Israeli ongoing aggression on Gaza since last October 7.

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