Israeli troops order the evacuation of Shifa Hospital “in the next hour” over loudspeakers, an AFP journalist at the scene reports.
Shifa Hospital — Gaza’s biggest — has become the focus of the Israel-Hamas war, now entering its seventh week after the devastating October 7 onslaught on southern Israel.
Israel says the Hamas terror organization operates a command center and labyrinth of tunnels underneath the hospital.
Israel has made repeated calls for the hospital to be evacuated to the south, however medical professionals say many of the patients cannot be moved.
There is no immediate comment from the Israel Defense Forces.
Yesterday, the IDF released new images showing a tunnel shaft found in the hospital complex.
Additionally, the military has said it recovered the bodies of two Israeli hostages abducted by Hamas on October 7 from the area of Shifa Hospital.