Israel-Palestine warfare: Israeli troops besiege Gaza hospitals as Arab leaders denounce ‘warfare crimes’


Israeli forces on Saturday endured to hit the Gaza Strip’s greatest clinic al-Shifa and besieged it, whilst troops are metres clear of al-Quds clinic, consistent with Palestinian officers.

Palestinian well being officers say no less than seven sufferers on lifestyles beef up have died for the reason that siege at the clinic began on Friday, together with two small children. Their deaths have been the results of ventilators and toddler incubators failing to paintings because of loss of electrical energy.

Dozens of lifeless our bodies, together with the ones killed on Friday, lie within the clinic’s backyard with out a method of burying them. Palestinian well being officers say armed Israeli drones centered them once they tried to dig graves for the lifeless.

Docs say they do not know what’s going on outdoor the clinic however proceed to listen to heavy bombing and shelling within reach.

The surgical procedure, in addition to the extensive care and paediatric departments, have stopped running, consistent with Ashraf Al-Qudra, the spokesperson of the Palestinian well being ministry.

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“We’re besieged within the Al-Shifa scientific advanced,” Qudra mentioned in a observation. “We will be able to say that the Al-Shifa scientific advanced has stopped running and is out of carrier.”

At round 6 am native time (4 am GMT), energy was once utterly bring to a halt from the clinic, leaving sufferers on lifestyles beef up at prime possibility of loss of life at any second. There could also be no water, no meals, and no web within the clinic. 

“We attempted in each and every solution to restart the generator to no avail,” Abu Mouth advised MEE. 

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The Palestinian well being ministry mentioned two untimely small children hooked to incubators has already died. A complete of 39 different small children face the similar destiny within the coming hours if energy isn’t straight away restored, docs within the clinic have warned. 

The loss of energy could also be affecting dozens of sufferers on lifestyles beef up.

“1000’s are trapped within the advanced, together with sufferers, scientific team of workers, first responders, and civil defence team of workers,” Muhammad Abu Salima, the director of Al-Shifa Medical institution, advised Al Jazeera.

“We’re hours clear of loss of life, and the sector is gazing us die, however we aren’t numbers,” Abu Salima mentioned, estimating that no less than 15,000 other folks within the clinic are lately prone to loss of life because of the hostile instances. 

Docs With out Borders (MSF) known as for an instantaneous ceasefire and mentioned on Saturday that al-Shifa clinic has been “hit a number of occasions,  together with the maternity and outpatient departments, leading to more than one deaths and accidents.”

Palestinians fleeing north Gaza move southward as Israeli tanks roll deeper into the enclave, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, in the central Gaza Strip, 10 November 2023 (Reuters)
Palestinians fleeing north Gaza transfer southward on 10 November 2023 (Reuters)

Al-Shifa Medical institution is the place the well being ministry officers coordinate their paintings, assign operations throughout Gaza’s hospitals, and supply day by day briefs to the media. Well being officers say they may be able to not supply any of those services and products because of electrical energy and web outages, which might imply the cave in of the well being machine within the Gaza Strip.

In the meantime, a spokesperson for the Palestinian Crimson Crescent says that Israeli assaults on Gaza’s al-Quds Medical institution have intensified. 

“Tanks are actually not up to 20 metres clear of the clinic, the clinic has been surrounded by way of Israeli forces and persons are trapped inside of. The location may be very bad, with are living fireplace concentrated on the clinic from all instructions. There are 14,000 other folks within the clinic, maximum of them ladies and kids,” she mentioned. 

Physician Bader, one of the most medics who have been nonetheless at al-Shifa clinic till an Israeli ultimatum on Thursday, advised MEE that direct assaults at the clinic were “ongoing for twenty-four hours” since Thursday, 9 November. 

“Thursday was once an overly violent night time,” he mentioned.

“There was once direct bombing at the clinic, and automobiles parked outdoor have been set alight. When the solar rose, the bombing endured at the clinic’s maternity and girls’s ward. The Israeli military known as us, citing us by way of title, and advised us to transport to the south, they mentioned now we have from 9 am till 4 pm,” he added.

‘On our solution to the south there have been lifeless our bodies, limbs, of people and animals alongside the way in which, we noticed constructions destroyed’

– Bader, a Palestinian physician

“Folks were given scared they usually began to depart the clinic, however the bombing endured, and it began to aggravate. Us docs determined to depart with other folks, there’s no shipping so we needed to stroll within the hundreds till we were given to a undeniable level to discover a automobile prior to strolling for miles once more. After that, armed Israeli police, round 20 of them, searched us.”

“On our solution to the south there have been lifeless our bodies, limbs, of people and animals alongside the way in which, we noticed constructions destroyed,” he mentioned.

“We needed to stroll with our ID held up within the air so the Israeli military may see it, we were not allowed to make eye touch with the police or tanks. One guy didn’t have his ID up within the air, and he and all the ones round him have been stopped and searched. Till now we don’t know if he was once killed or set unfastened,” he added.

The Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, mentioned on Saturday morning that their combatants have been enticing Israeli forces in “fierce clashes” and attacking their army automobiles at other issues throughout Gaza.

Peter Lerner, an Israeli army spokesman, mentioned that troops are “in the course of ongoing intense preventing in opposition to Hamas within the neighborhood of the realm in query,” with out offering additional main points, consistent with the Instances of Israel.

Throughout the hostilities, the Geneva-based Euro-Med Human Rights Track mentioned that as of Saturday, Israeli assaults have resulted within the overall destruction of 66 mosques and partial harm to 146 others, accounting for about 20 % of all mosques within the Gaza Strip. Moreover, 3 ancient church buildings have suffered harm in quite a lot of spaces of the Strip.

Because the onslaught in opposition to Gaza was once introduced over a month in the past, Israeli air moves have killed no less than 11,000 Palestinians, together with greater than 4,500 youngsters, 3,000 ladies, and 200 well being staff. 

The Palestinian well being ministry mentioned early on Saturday that 198 scientific team of workers in Gaza were killed, 53 ambulances destroyed, and 21 hospitals were put out of carrier since hostilities broke out on 7 October.

In Israel, Palestinian-led assaults have left round 1,200 other folks lifeless, together with no less than 31 youngsters, consistent with Israeli officers cited by way of Israeli media.

Arab summit rejects calling Israeli aggressions ‘warfare’ or ‘self defence’

In other places, global leaders attending the Arab-Islamic emergency summit in Riyadh on Saturday have mentioned that Israeli aggression in Gaza quantities to “warfare crimes, barbaric and inhumane massacres by way of the profession govt.”

The leaders additionally rejected calling the aggressions a “warfare” or “self defence.”

The ones attending the summit incorporated Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, Egypt’s President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, Jordan’s King Abdullah II, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Palestinain president Mahmud Abbas, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi and Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani.

Arab leaders and Iran's president are in the Saudi capital on November 11, for a summit meeting expected to underscore demands that Israel's war in Gaza end before the violence draws in other countries.
Arab leaders and Iran’s president are within the Saudi capital on November 11, for a summit assembly on Israel’s warfare in Gaza (AFP)

In Lebanon, Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah made his 2nd speech for the reason that get started of the warfare on Saturday, the place he known as for larger drive on america “as a result of it’s the one maintaining the verdict within the first position”.

“To the American citizens, I say: If you wish to have the secondary fronts to prevent, you will have to stop the aggression on Gaza,” he mentioned. 

“Crucial factor these days is the alternate in global opinion referring to Israel, which is killing hundreds of youngsters and girls,” he added.

He additionally mentioned that Israel “seeks revenge with out ethical, prison or humanitarian limits. This demonstrates the character of this entity”.

Tens of hundreds in London protest for Palestine

In London, tens of hundreds on Saturday descended at the streets to call for a ceasefire. 

The protest comes after British govt officers attempted to prohibit the pro-Palestine demonstration because it coincided with Remembrance Day commemorations. 

Previous, native information experiences mentioned far-right activists had clashed with police in Central London. 

Protesters, slowly making their well beyond Marble Arch close to the top of Edgeware Highway, chanted “Israel is a terrorist state, unfastened, unfastened Palestine”.

London protest for Palestine on 11 November 2023 (MEE)
London protest for Palestine on 11 november 2023 (MEE)

Zoe Whittington, travelled from South London together with her spouse and 17-month-old son. 

“I will be able to’t stand by way of and be complicit in what’s going on. I imagine in peace and I imagine in humanity,” she advised MEE. 

“I will be able to’t prevent by way of gazing youngsters and civilians being persecuted and killed in the way in which that they’re.

“I would like my son to are living in a global that is freed from this sort of factor and I feel it is truly essential he’s right here with me these days.” 



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