- War continues between Hamas and Israel for the 13th consecutive day.
- Gaza-: 500 people died in air attack on Al Hali hospital.
A terrible emergency has arisen in the central part of the Gaza Strip, plunging the area into deep mourning. A hospital considered a safe haven was destroyed in a targeted attack in an area of high suffering. The death toll was shocking; 500 innocent people were killed, forever changing the landscape of Gaza’s families and communities.
The airstrike, which hit the hospital hard, not only devastated Gaza but sent shock waves across the world. It was a stark reminder of the vulnerable aspect of life in conflict areas and the urgent need for help and peace.
A failed rocket launch by the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization hit the Al Ahli hospital in Gaza City.
IAF footage from the area around the hospital before and after the failed rocket launch by the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization: pic.twitter.com/AvCAkQULAf
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) October 18, 2023
The families who went to the hospital for refuge believed it provided a safe haven, however tragically all those injured by the crossfire of the ongoing conflict were being treated at the community hospital, the majority of whom were men. , including women and children, was 500. Struggling with grief and despair over the loss of life and property. Once a symbol of healing and faith in the Gaza Strip, this hospital is now a disturbing reminder of the human cost of war.
Amid the devastation, stories of resilience and solidarity emerged. Local residents, support workers, and medical professionals got together to work tirelessly to rescue existence and aid the injured. For all of their efforts, the dreadful that had befallen Gaza on this dark day could not be ignored.
I can confirm, that an analysis of the IDF operational systems indicates, that a barrage of rockets was fired by terrorists in Gaza, passing in close proximity to the Al-Ahli Al-Mahdi hospital in Gaza at the time it was hit >> pic.twitter.com/OcyuDHJGF8
— דובר צה״ל דניאל הגרי – Daniel Hagari (@IDFSpokesperson) October 17, 2023
an an enormous show of sympathy and support from the international community in respond. Various nations condemned the attack and asked for an immediate cease the a war and new peace talks. In the midst of the despair, humanitarian organizations mobilized to provide food, shelter, and medical care to the displaced families.
The world wants peace so it mourns the loss of 500 precious lives in Gaza Strip. This tragedy is a disturbing reminder of the critical need for diplomatic solutions to conflicts that threaten the security and well-being of all. It highlights the importance of international cooperation, empathy and diplomacy in resolving conflicts and preventing further casualties.
I am outraged and deeply saddened by the explosion at the Al Ahli Arab hospital in Gaza, and the terrible loss of life that resulted. Immediately upon hearing this news, I spoke with King Abdullah II of Jordan, and Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel and have directed my national…
— President Biden (@POTUS) October 17, 2023
The entire world is united in mourning this unspeakable tragedy and calling for an end to the violence so that no community has to endure even for a moment the pain experienced by Gaza on this terrible day.