GAZA – Tragic developments unfold in northern Gaza as the Indonesian Hospital becomes the target of Israeli shelling, resulting in the loss of at least 12 lives and numerous injuries, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.
The facility, which plays a crucial role in treating Palestinians wounded by Israeli airstrikes, is now under direct threat, jeopardizing the lives of thousands, including patients, medical staff, and displaced individuals.
Reports indicate that Israeli forces, having previously rendered the Al-Shifa Medical Complex in Gaza City inoperative, surrounded and shelled the Indonesian Hospital in the early hours of Monday.
The attack specifically targeted the second floor of the hospital, leading to the death of wounded individuals undergoing treatment, while two doctors were also reportedly injured.
The Indonesian Hospital, situated in the northern Gaza Strip, now faces a dire situation, with Israeli forces besieging the facility using armored military vehicles, and snipers positioned on nearby building rooftops.
This siege impedes ambulance crews from transporting the wounded to the hospital, which stands as the only partially operational healthcare facility in the area.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health reports a staggering toll, stating that Israel has claimed the lives of over 13,000 Palestinians, including more than 5,500 children and over 3,500 women.
The indiscriminate shelling of civilian homes across the Gaza Strip continues, with new tragic incidents unfolding in this besieged enclave.