Israeli army withdraws from Gaza’s main hospital after two-week raid, claim Palestinians

Apr1,2024



New Delhi: Palestinian residents have said that Israeli military pulled out of Gaza's main hospital after two weeks OperationLeaving widespread devastation in its wake.
Hundreds of people returned early on Monday Shifa Hospital In and around it, bodies are being discovered both inside and outside the facility.
The army did not immediately issue a statement, but described the operation as a major success in the ongoing conflict.
numerous according to the army Hamas and other militant members, including high-ranking operatives, were eliminated, and weapons along with valuable intelligence were seized.
Mohammed Mahdi, who was present at the return, recalled scenes of complete destruction, with many buildings burned and six bodies found in the area, two of which were in the courtyard of the hospital.
Another resident, Yahia Abu Auf, noted that patients, medical staff and displaced persons were still sheltering in the medical compound, with some patients transferred to nearby Ahli Hospital.
He highlighted that army bulldozers had destroyed a makeshift cemetery within the hospital premises, described the situation as beyond words and noted the destruction of lives under occupation.
Israel has accused Hamas of using hospitals for military purposes and conduct Raid At many medical facilities. Critics have condemned the military for allegedly endangering civilians and further straining an already overwhelmed healthcare system struggling with war-related injuries.
In an earlier incident in November, the army raided Shifa, Gaza's largest hospital, citing alleged use of the complex for military activities by Hamas.
The war, which began on October 7, saw Hamas-led militants attack southern Israel, resulting in casualties and the taking of hostages. Israel responded with widespread attacks that led to significant Palestinian casualties, displacement, and food insecurity.
(with AP input)



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