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Gaza Hospitals Have Become a “Bloodbath” as Israel Targets Health Facilities, Residential Areas

HeadlineDec 18, 2023

Israel also continues to target hospitals across Gaza. On Sunday, an Israeli tank shelled the maternity building at the Nasser Medical Complex in Khan Younis, killing a 13-year-old girl and injuring several others. In Gaza City, there are reports of continuous gunfire at Al-Shifa Hospital. A team from the World Health Organization that was able to deliver limited relief supplies to Al-Shifa Saturday described the hospital’s emergency ward as a “bloodbath.”

Sean Casey: “This largest referral hospital here in Gaza has become a trauma stabilization point. They could only provide the most basic care for people with very serious injuries and very serious illnesses. There are women delivering in these common spaces that are just absolutely packed to the brim. Most patients are on the floor. A few are in beds and stretchers behind me. The emergency department is just covered in blood, and there are very few staff. Children are being treated on the floor for serious injuries or burns or open wounds.”

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