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Israel-Hamas War Updates: Israel Kills 500 In Gaza Hospital ‘Massacre’2 min read

Israel-Hamas War Updates: Israel Kills 500 In Gaza Hospital ‘Massacre’<span class="wtr-time-wrap after-title"><span class="wtr-time-number">2</span> min read</span>


    • An Israeli strike has killed more than 500 Palestinians at Al-Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza City, according to Gaza’s health ministry.
    • The Israeli military says the bombing – one of the deadliest attacks on a hospital in decades – was the result of a misfired Palestinian Islamic Jihad rocket.
    • The mass killing at the hospital has spurred widespread international condemnation and protests at Israeli embassies in several countries.
    • Protesters have clashed with Palestinian police in the occupied West Bank, underscoring anger at the Palestinian Authority leadership.
    • US President Joe Biden is on his way to Israel where he is set to meet Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. But a planned summit in Amman with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and the leaders of Jordan and Egypt has been cancelled.
    • Amid Israel’s continued bombardment of Gaza, Palestinians face a deepening humanitarian crisis, with aid still not allowed into the besieged enclave.
      Palestinians wounded at al-Ahli hospital in Gaza sit on the floor at al-Shifa hospital following a deadly air strike blamed on Israel [Abed Khaled/AP]
      Palestinians wounded at Al-Ahli Hospital sit on the floor at Al-Shifa Hospital, in Gaza City [Abed Khaled/AP Photo]
  • Before and after a massacre: The Gaza hospital strike

    The Al-Ahli Baptist Hospital not only treated the many wounded in Gaza, it also sheltered people ordered by Israel to flee the north to “save themselves”. Thousands of children, women and the elderly believed they would be safe.

    But an Israeli air attack shattered that notion, killing at least 500 people and wounding hundreds more in what is widely being described as a massacre. The hospital was engulfed in flames with mutilated bodies scattered among the destruction – many of the victims little kids.

    Al Jazeera’s digital investigative unit has pinpointed the exact moment of the deadly attack through video analysis.

    The fallout from the air strike continues, with dozens of demonstrations in the region. Protests outside Israeli, US and French embassies immediately erupted in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Tunisia.

    A summit with the leaders of the Palestinian Authority, Egypt, and Jordan – including US President Biden – set for Wednesday was cancelled. Biden, meanwhile, still plans to visit Israel as it threatens an all-out ground invasion of Gaza.

    And messages from Israel’s regional foes Iran and the Lebanon-based armed group Hezbollah promising “a response” if the carnage in Gaza is not immediately stopped continue to reverberate around the Middle East.