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    Israeli Forces Raid Gaza’s Largest Hospital, Where Hundreds of Patients Are Stranded by Fighting

    Israeli Forces Raid Gaza's Largest Hospital, Where Hundreds of Patients Are Stranded by Fighting

    KHAN YOUNIS, Strip — Israeli forces on Wednesday raided Gaza's largest hospital, a beleaguered facility filled with hundreds of patients, including newborns, that is at the heart of clashing narratives around the war and a potent symbol of Palestinian suffering.

    viewed Shifa Hospital as a key target in a conflict that has killed thousands of Palestinians and unleashed widespread destruction in Gaza. The war between Israel and Hamas erupted after the militant group killed some 1,200 people and seized around 240 captives in a surprise Oct. 7 attack.

    Israel says Shifa is a Hamas command post nestled under civilians, without providing visual evidence — part of its broader accusation that the militants use Palestinians as human shields. Hamas and Gaza health officials deny militants operate in Shifa, and Palestinians and rights groups say Israel has recklessly endangered civilians as it seeks to eradicate Hamas.

    A worsening fuel shortage, meanwhile, threatened to paralyze the delivery of humanitarian services across Gaza and shut down the mobile phone and internet network.

    Israeli raid into Shifa

    Munir al-Boursh, a senior official with Gaza's Health Ministry, said Israeli forces had ransacked the basement and other buildings at Shifa, including those housing the emergency and surgery departments.

    “They are still here,” he said by phone from inside the hospital, hours after the raid began….

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