Hamas says Israel raid on Gaza hospital a ‘massive incursion,’ many wounded

IDF troops operate in the Gaza Strip, in a handout image published February 15, 2024. (Israel Defense Forces)
IDF troops operate in the Gaza Strip, in a handout image published February 15, 2024. (Israel Defense Forces)

Gaza’s Hamas-run Health Ministry spokesperson Ashraf al-Qidra says Israel has launched a “massive incursion” on Khan Younis’s Nasser Hospital with heavy shooting that wounded many of the displaced people who had sheltered there.

He says the military had ordered medics to move all patients into an older building that was not properly equipped for their treatment.

The IDF said it had “credible intelligence” that Hamas had held hostages at the hospital and that the remains of hostages might still be inside. Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari, the chief military spokesperson, said forces were conducting a “precise and limited” operation there and would not forcibly evacuate medics or patients. Israel accuses Hamas of using hospitals and other civilian structures to shield its fighters.

Earlier, hospital officials said at least seven patients were hit by Israeli fire, killing one and wounding six others.

The IDF had no immediate comment.

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