last night, Israeli assault on the Nasser hospital in Khan Younes

last night Israeli assault on the Nasser hospital in Khan

The Israeli army continues its operations in the Gaza Strip. This Thursday, February 15, it notably launched an assault on the Nasser hospital in Khan Younès, in the south of the Palestinian enclave. The area around the hospital has been a combat zone for several days already, but this time the establishment is directly targeted. The Israeli army accuses Hamas of having held hostages there.

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With our special envoy in Jerusalem, Guilhem Delteil

According to witnesses inside Nasser Hospital, the assault began around 2 a.m. last night. Bombings which would have caused victims among the patients. In the dead of night again, the army Israeli then allegedly ordered the evacuation of several of them.

According to the Ministry of Health of Gaza, the surgical wing would have been emptied and nearly 200 patients transferred to the oldest building of this medical complex. Images on social media show beds one after another in the corridors of the building.

In a press release, the Israeli army affirms that it is an operation “ precise and limited “. Its spokesperson denies that an evacuation of patients and medical staff was ordered, and justifies the operation with information that he considers “ credible », indicating that Hamas would have held hostages within the confines of this medical complex. This information was obtained in particular from ex-hostages, he said.

The army does not mention any evidence of the presence of some of the Israeli captives still alive. But ” there may be bodies of our hostages at Nasser hospital », Estimates its spokesperson.

Palestinian patients arrive in Rafah after being evacuated from the Nasser Hospital in Khan Younis due to the Israeli ground operation, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, in the southern Gaza Strip, on February 15, 2024.

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