At least three Palestinians were killed and 10 wounded in an Israeli military attack last night on a hospital in the West Bank city of Jenin. This was reported by the BBC, citing the chief surgeon of the hospital.
In Gaza City, the “targeted activity” of the Israeli military continues at Al-Shifa Hospital. Israeli security forces said they discovered a tunnel under the hospital facility.
Dr. Tawfiq al-Shobaki of Ibn Sina Hospital in Jenin said Israeli forces entered the hospital’s emergency entrance, stopped ambulances and demanded medical staff leave the hospital.
“Our emergency team refused to come out, but Red Crescent officials were ordered to come out with their hands up,” he added.
Earlier, Israeli forces distributed leaflets around the town of Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip, warning people in four towns to evacuate their homes and head to shelters.
Meanwhile, Israel said its troops found the body of a second woman held hostage by Hamas during a search of the area near Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City.
19-year-old soldier Noah Marciano was among about 240 people abducted by Hamas gunmen on October 7.
In an interview with CBS, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the government had clear indications that hostages were being held at the largest health facility in the enclave. Netanyahu gave no further details and said only that the people had probably been moved.
The UN refugee agency for Palestine refugees said it was impossible to coordinate humanitarian aid convoys because the lack of fuel had cut off communication with Gaza.
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