Gaza’s Health Ministry has accused Israel of seeking to turn the Indonesian Hospital into a “mass grave.”
At least 12 people were killed in Israeli shelling targeting the hospital in the northern Gaza Strip on Monday.
The Interior Ministry in the blockaded enclave also said several people were killed and injured in an Israeli attack on displaced people trying to leave the facility.
“The Israeli occupation is seeking to turn the hospital into a mass grave as they did at the Al-Shifa Complex” in Gaza City, ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra told Anadolu.
Last week, the Israeli army raided Al-Shifa, the largest medical complex in the Gaza Strip, as part of its ongoing military offensive in the blockaded enclave.
Al-Qudra said the Indonesian Hospital is the last operating health care facility in the northern Gaza Strip.
“The occupation is trying to repeat its actions in the Al-Shifa Medical Complex at the Indonesian Hospital, which constitutes the backbone of health care service in the northern Gaza Strip,” the spokesman said.
Since Israel started bombarding Gaza on Oct. 7 following a Hamas attack, at least 13,000 Palestinians have been killed, including over 9,000 women and children, and more than 30,000 others have been injured, according to the latest figures by Palestinian authorities.
Thousands of buildings, including hospitals, mosques and churches, have also been damaged or destroyed in Israel’s relentless air and ground attacks on the besieged enclave.
An Israeli blockade has also cut Gaza off from fuel, electricity and water supplies, and reduced aid deliveries to a small trickle.
The Israeli death toll is around 1,200, according to official figures.