On Sunday, at least 70 people were killed in a hospital in the city of Gaza after an Israeli airstrike in the south of the Gaza Strip. The aid organization Doctors Without Borders reported that dozens of patients, many of them children and young people, had to be treated for severe burns at Nasser Hospital.
According to a photographer for the German press agency who was at the scene, there were many body bags lined up in the clinic by midday on Sunday. However, the Israeli army did not initially release a statement on reports of attacks in the south of Gaza Strip.
Médecins Sans Frontières’ project manager in southern Gaza, Christophe Garnier, stated that “the medical needs are enormous.” The group is ready to expand its operations but requires basic security guarantees and unrestricted access to medical and humanitarian supplies. He demanded that a ceasefire be implemented as soon as possible to stop ongoing bloodshed.
Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant announced on Saturday that attacks in the Gaza Strip would continue and soon be expanded to the south. The military has been calling on northern residents to flee to a southern zone west of Khan Yunis on the Mediterranean for more than a month now. Most recently, residents of Khan Younis were also asked to flee for the first time.