Hamas health ministry says 12 killed in hit on Gaza hospital; footage shows IDF troops in firefight

This handout satellite picture released by Maxar Technologies on November 12, 2023, shows the damage around the Indonesian Hospital in Beit Lahia in the Gaza Strip (Satellite image ©2023 Maxar Technologies / AFP)
This handout satellite picture released by Maxar Technologies on November 12, 2023, shows the damage around the Indonesian Hospital in Beit Lahia in the Gaza Strip (Satellite image ©2023 Maxar Technologies / AFP)

The health ministry in Hamas-run Gaza says 12 people were killed in an Israeli strike on a hospital in northern Gaza.

Twelve people, included wounded patients and their companions, “were killed and dozens wounded as a result of the Israeli occupation targeting the Indonesian Hospital,” says health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra.

There was no immediate comment from the IDF, but footage broadcast on Al Jazeera showed Israeli tanks outside the hospital, apparently engaged in a firefight with Hamas operatives in the area.

Earlier this month, Israel said the IDF has intelligence of a tunnel network under the Indonesian Hospital, as well as aerial imagery showing rocket launchers a few dozen meters from the complex.

Israel has repeatedly said that Hamas uses hospitals in the Gaza Strip as bases for its terror activities, charges backed by the United States.

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