At least 500 Palestinians martyred in ‘bloodiest’ Israeli air strike at Gaza hospital


At least 500 Palestinian, including children, were killed after Israeli forces targeted the al-Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza City, conformed the health ministry in the besieged region.

The strike was deadliest single incident in Gaza since Israel has launched massive bombing in the region in response to a surprise attack by Hamas on Oct 7.

The medical facility was crammed with patients and displaced people when it was attacked, causing death of hundreds of people and leaving several stranded under the rubble.

The bloodiest attack was carried out as US President Joe Biden is to visit Israel to show support for Israel.

UN Chief Horrified by Killing of Hundreds of Civilians

The UN Secretary-General said he was horrified by the killing of hundreds of civilians following a strike on a hospital in Gaza on Tuesday. In a tweet, António Guterres strongly condemned the strike, adding that his heart is with the families of those who died.

Mr. Guterres stressed in his message on X that hospitals and all medical personnel are protected under international law.

He condemned the strike and an attack earlier on Tuesday on a school run by the UN agency that assists Palestine refugees, UNRWA, which killed at least six people, his spokesperson said in a statement.

The UN human rights chief described the strike on the hospital as “totally unacceptable”.

“We don’t yet know the full scale of this carnage but what is clear is that the violence and killings must stop at once,” said High Commissioner Volker Türk in a statement.

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