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UN rights chief “horrified” by mass grave reports at Gaza hospitals

Geneva, Switzerland Reuters UN rights chief Volker Turk said on Tuesday he was “horrified” by the destruction of the Nasser and Al Shifa medical facilities in Gaza and reports of mass graves containing hundreds of bodies there, according to a spokesperson. Palestinian authorities reported finding hundreds of bodies in mass graves at Nasser Hospital in […]

Israel steps up strikes across Gaza, orders new evacuations in north

Reuters Israeli strikes intensified across Gaza on Tuesday in some of the heaviest shelling in weeks, residents said, and the army ordered fresh evacuations in the north of the enclave, warning civilians they were in a “dangerous combat zone”. Strikes by air and shelling from tanks on the ground were also reported in central and […]

Israel besieges two more Gaza hospitals, demands evacuations, Palestinians say

Cairo, Egypt Reuters Israeli forces besieged two more Gaza hospitals on Sunday, pinning down medical teams under heavy gunfire, the Palestinian Red Crescent said, and Israel said it had captured 480 militants in continued clashes at Gaza’s main Al Shifa hospital. Israel says hospitals in the Palestinian enclave, where war has been raging for over […]

Palestinians describe terrifying and chaotic flight from Gaza hospital

Rafah, Gaza Strip Reuters Gunfire echoed around Palestinian medics, patients and displaced people during what they described as a terrifying and chaotic night evacuation from Gaza’s Nasser Hospital after it was stormed by Israeli forces. Survivors of last week’s assault on the second-biggest hospital in Gaza said they then faced a treacherous walk to safety […]

WHO completes second Gaza hospital evacuation amid fighting

Geneva, Switzerland, Cairo, Egypt Reuters The World Health Organization said on Tuesday it had completed a second evacuation mission from Gaza’s Nasser Hospital but voiced concern for nearly 150 patients and medics who remain at the site amid continuing fighting. The Nasser Hospital in Khan Younis, Gaza’s second-largest, stopped working last week after a week-long […]

Fighting, fuel shortages knock out Gaza’s second-largest hospital

Cairo, Egypt/Jerusalem Reuters Fighting, fuel shortages and Israeli raids put the Gaza Strip’s second-largest hospital completely out of service on Sunday, local and UN health officials said, as Israeli forces battled Hamas militants in the devastated Palestinian enclave. The latest blow to Gaza’s destroyed healthcare sector came as Israel prepared for an assault of the […]

Israel stages airstrikes across Gaza, makes arrests at hospital

Cairo, Egypt/Jerusalem Reuters ‮I‬sraeli forces carried out arrests in Gaza’s largest functioning hospital, health officials and the military said on Saturday, as airstrikes hit across the enclave and rain battered Palestinians taking shelter in Rafah. Israeli forces raided the Nasser Hospital in Khan Younis on Thursday as they pressed their war on Hamas, the Palestinian […]

Israel bombards Gaza, with biggest functioning hospital under siege

Cairo, Egypt Reuters Gaza’s largest functioning hospital was under siege on Friday in Israel’s war with Islamist group Hamas, leaving patients and doctors helpless in the chaos as warplanes struck Rafah, the last refuge for Palestinians in the enclave, officials said. Israeli forces remained in Nasser Hospital in the town of Khan Younis after raiding […]

Israel raids main Gaza hospital as Rafah concerns grow

Jerusalem/Doha, Qatar Reuters Israeli forces said on Thursday they had raided the biggest functioning hospital in Gaza as footage showed chaos, shouting and gunfire in dark corridors filled with dust and smoke.  Israel’s military called the raid on Nasser Hospital “precise and limited” and said it was based on information that Hamas militants were hiding […]