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MADRID, Feb 12. (.) –
At least seven people have died in a series of attacks by Israeli snipers against people in the courtyards of the Al Nasser Hospital, in the city of Khan Younis, in the south of the Gaza Strip, as reported this Monday. the Gazan authorities.
Gaza Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al Qidra noted that “Israeli snipers have killed seven citizens and wounded fourteen staff and displaced workers in the courtyards of the Al Naser Medical Complex.”
“We need protection so that technical personnel can move in the courtyards to repair the sewage network,” he said, before insisting that “no one can move” in the area and adding that the roofs of several hospital departments have fallen. because of the “explosions” near the center.
These incidents take place a day after the director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, stated that the UN medical agency’s mission to examine the situation at the besieged hospital was “prevented” from entrance to the facilities.
Khan Younis has been one of the main objectives of the Israeli Army in recent weeks because it argues that the main senior officials of Hamas are hiding in the area, after more than four months of offensive, the first phases of which focused on the north. of the Strip.
The Israeli Army launched its offensive against Gaza after the attacks carried out on October 7 by Hamas, which left nearly 1,200 dead and about 240 kidnapped. The Gazan authorities, controlled by the Islamist group, have reported more than 28,300 deaths, to which are added more than 385 deaths in the West Bank and East Jerusalem in operations by security forces and from attacks carried out by settlers.