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Israel’s Assault on Al-Shifa Hospital Enters 4th Day, Attacks Continue Throughout Gaza Strip

HeadlineMar 21, 2024

Israel’s assault on Al-Shifa, the largest hospital in Gaza, has entered a fourth day. Al Jazeera is reporting Israel has blown up the entire specialist surgery center at the hospital. Israel has now ordered a full evacuation of the medical complex, where thousands of Palestinians had sought refuge and medical care. This comes as Israel continues to attack areas across the Gaza Strip, including the Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza.

Khaled al-Saraj: “We saw a frightening sight, body parts. We found the whole area destroyed. A whole area was hit with a belt of fire. They have not done anything. They don’t know the resistance or anything. A mother and her children. Her husband is wounded inside. Her husband is an employee of the Palestinian Authority. He distributes gas. He has nothing to do with the resistance or anything. The whole area was hit with a belt of fire. And the children, as you can see, they have been dismembered. We’re here collecting their limbs from under the rubble. There are still children there. We will bury them and then go search for others.”

As the death toll in Gaza approaches 32,000, aid groups continue to warn of catastrophic hunger across the Gaza Strip. Umm Mohammed Sleem is a Palestinian mother in Gaza City who said her son was killed while trying to secure aid.

Umm Mohammed Sleem: “I want what I am saying to reach the whole world, so they can see what Israel is doing to the poor Palestinian people. We have been six months. Six months. They are children. What have they done to deserve this? We are tired. We no longer have energy. The children in the south, in the north are dying of hunger. What has a baby done to die of hunger?”

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