IOF Targets, Besieges Al-Shifa Hospital for 6th Consecutive Day

The IOF continue to bomb Al-Shifa Medical Complex for the 5th day in a row while also blowing up and burning houses around it.

The Israeli occupation forces continue to besiege Al-Shifa Medical Complex for the sixth day in a row after raiding it in the early morning hours of March 18. 

The IOF continuously and heavily bombed the vicinity of the complex as plumes of smoke emerged from Al-Shifa and the homes surrounding it. 

On the northern side of the complex, the IOF blew up several houses and burned them. 

Meanwhile, the families of the sick and wounded Palestinians in Al-Shifa Medical Complex called for transferring them to different medical centers or hospitals, as they have been left with no treatment or care for several days, since the start of the Israeli aggression on the hospital. 

As for the northwest of Gaza, 10 Palestinians were killed by Israeli aircraft bombing a house, according to Al Mayadeen correspondent. 

‘Israel’ willfully killed patients, arrested staff at Al-Shifa

The Government Media Office in Gaza reported on March 21 that the Israeli occupation forces deliberately killed 13 patients in the Al-Shifa Medical Complex and prevented them from receiving medicine.

The organization called on “Israel” to “open more crossings and expedite the entry of food and medical aid to all parts of the Gaza Strip.”

The World Health Organization said that access to the Al-Shifa Medical Complex in Gaza was now impossible, noting that there are reports of medical staff being arrested inside.

For his part, the Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), Philippe Lazzarini, said that “blockade, hunger, and disease will soon become the main killer in Gaza.”

Lazzarini added that “it is still possible to avoid this artificially-created catastrophic level of hunger by flooding Gaza with food and life-saving aid if there is the political will.”

IOF cuts off ventilators in Al-Shifa

On March 20, the IOF cut off ventilators in Al-Shifa Medical Complex and opened random fire on everyone in its courtyard, including people who were only slightly visible to the IOF through the buildings’ windows. 

On the same day, twenty-seven Palestinians were martyred in an Israeli airstrike on a house in the al-Nuseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip.

Additionally, 23 Palestinians were killed and several others were injured in an Israeli airstrike that bombarded a gathering of popular committees responsible for securing the transportation of aid at Kuwait Roundabout in Gaza City.

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