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By Saed Bannoura
IMEMC: The Ministry of Health said the Israeli army fired missiles into the Al-Aqsa Hospital, in Central Gaza, killing four Palestinians, and injuring 40 others. Ambulances also came under direct Israeli fire while trying to move patients to Shifa medical center.
Initial reports indicate the slain Palestinians are one patient and three relatives of patients hospitalized there.
The shelling destroyed the oxygen production unit, the delivery ward, urgent care units and the surgery wards that became nonfunctional due to the Israeli bombardment targeting the hospital.
Doctors at the hospital said the attack caused various injuries, including injuries to Palestinians injured in numerous strikes targeting Gaza.
It stated two ambulances came under Israeli fire while trying to move wounded Palestinians from the Al-Aqsa Hospital to the Shifa Medical Center, in Gaza.
The army is demanding the administration to evict the hospital, and move the patients “to other hospitals”, the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera said.
In related news, the army renewed its extensive bombardment in the Shuja’eyya neighborhood in Gaza, Sheikh Radwan area, in addition to bombarding different parts of the coastal region.
In related news, three family members have been killed, and several others injured when the army fired a missile at a home in the Shuja’eyya neighborhood, east of Gaza City.
The three have been identified as Yousef Ghazi Hamdiyya, 25, Mo’taz Jamal Hamdiyya, 18, and ‘Aaed Jamal Hamdiyya, 21.
The army fired at least 100 shells into the Shuja’eyya and Zeitoun residential areas, directly targeting home and residential buildings, especially in the densely populated Shuja’eyya neighborhood.
Initial reports indicate various casualties among the residents; yet, rescue teams are still unable to enter the area as the army is surrounding it, and targeting every car that moves, including ambulances.
At least 75 Palestinians have been killed in the Shuja’eyya neighborhood on Sunday and Monday.
The Ministry of Health called on the International Red Cross, the World Health Organization, and the United Nations, to act on ending the ongoing Israeli military aggression, and the deliberate targeting of hospital and medical centers in the coastal region.