A team of World Health Organisation and UN experts conducted a “high-risk operation” to get inside the embattled hospital, where conditions are desperate.
The al Shifa hospital in the war-ravaged Gaza Strip is a “death zone” with a mass grave at the entrance and a “desperate” situation inside, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.
A team of UN and WHO experts conducted a “high-risk operation” on Saturday to get inside the hospital, despite heavy fighting reported to be ongoing nearby.
Hundreds of patients, staff and displaced people have been leaving the site, with one evacuee describing a panicked and chaotic scene as Israeli forces searched and face-scanned some men as they left, taking individuals away.
Israel has accused Hamas of running a command centre underneath the hospital – a claim Hamas and hospital staff deny.
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– Dozens killed in Jabaliya refugee camp
– Netanyahu: Only temporary ceasefire in exchange for hostages return possible