‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 29: Israel Hits Hospitals, Ambulances, and Schools Across Gaza – Mondoweiss 11/4/23

Source: Mondoweiss.net

Israel targeted an ambulance convoy at al-Shifa hospital, while other schools and hospitals were targeted as Israel doubles down on lifesaving civilian infrastructure. Meanwhile, Palestinian workers from Gaza return, recounting torture.


  • 9,448 Palestinians killed, including 3,900 children, and 24,158 wounded in Gaza
  • 145 Palestinians killed in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem

Key Developments

  • Israel claims attack on ambulance convoy at al-Shifa hospital, killing at least 15 people.
  • Israeli forces bomb at least one other hospital and an UNRWA school where thousands had taken shelter, as UNRWA warns that UN flag “cannot even provide [Palestinians] safety.”
  • Thousands of Palestinians workers who were arbitrarily detained after October 7 are deported back to Gaza, and recount violent beatings, interrogation, and imprisonment.
  • ‘Alarming’ Israeli army and settler violence continues in the occupied West Bank, as at least one Palestinian teenager is killed.
  • Several Arab states hold a meeting in Jordan on Saturday, set to meet with U.S. envoy.
  • Honduras recalls its ambassador to Israel over its “genocide” in Gaza.
  • Pro-Palestine activists prevent U.S. military ship believed to be headed to Israel from leaving Oakland, California port.
  • National March on Washington, D.C. scheduled for Saturday to call for a ceasefire in Gaza

Gaza hospitals, schools, mosques, and water tanks — nowhere is safe

Israel’s brutal bombardment of Gaza somehow reached further lows nearly a month on, as the army attacked an ambulance convoy outside al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City on Friday, killing 15 people and injuring 60, the Gaza Ministry of Health said. One of those killed has been identified as journalist Haitham Hararah.

The ambulances were due to transfer a number of injured people through to the Rafah crossing to receive medical treatment in Egypt. While 28 people were due to enter Egypt on Friday, 11 of them were blocked from leaving Gaza because of the attack on al-Shifa….

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