He Israeli Army it is done “precise operations” in the main hospitals of Khan Younisthe most important region in the south of the Gaza Strip and stronghold of the Hamas terrorist groupreported a military spokesperson early this Friday.
”The Israel Defense Forces are carrying out precise operations against the Hamas terrorist organization in Khan Younis. Army intelligence indicates that Hamas terrorists are operating from inside and around Naser Hospital and Al Amal Hospital“said an Army spokesperson.
For three days, the Gaza Ministry of Health, controlled by Hamas, has denounced that “the Israeli occupation is besieging the hospitals of Khan Younis, completely paralyzing them while committing crimes of genocide and preventing the movement of ambulances.”
According to the ministry, the Naser and Al Amal hospitals are “without food and without security.”
The Israeli Army refuted that version arguing that Israeli military commanders “have been in contact with hospital directors and medical staff, by telephone and in the field, to ensure hospitals can remain operational and accessible“, with sufficient fuel and supplies.
The Israeli Army determined that “there is no obligation to evacuate the hospitals,” but that if the Gazans wish to do so, they have a Al Bahar street corridorlocated on the western side of the hospitals.
However, the United Nations humanitarian agency, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), said this Friday that the Naser hospital is operating “under minimal conditions, as it is surrounded by the Israeli Army and is experiencing intense fighting.” , so it can no longer receive patients or supplies.”
According to reports received by OCHA, Naser staff have been digging graves on the hospital grounds “due to the large number of expected deaths and the need to manage burials.”
OCHA also reports that, “despite there being no safe passage,” numerous Palestinians try to flee from Khan Younis to the city of Rafahadjacent to Egypt, which is already overpopulated amid the displacement of nearly two million Gazans, almost the entire population, who have left the war.
Additionally, Al Kheir Hospital, one of only three in the Gaza Strip that provides maternity services, stopped operating and many of its patients, fresh from critical operations, had to evacuate.
The war broke out on October 7 after a savage Hamas terrorist attack against Israel that left some 1,200 dead and 250 hostages.
Since then, the Israeli Army has maintained a powerful offensive by air, land and sea on the Gaza Strip that has left at least 25,900 dead and 64,110 injured, according to Hamas.
(With information from EFE)