Gaza hospitals are under constant fire and running out of power as one baby ... trends now
One baby on an incubator died and 'dozens more' were at risk according to the Palestinian-run health ministry after fuel for generators ran out at the Gaza Strip's largest hospital the Al Shifa.
'We received calls about dozens of dead and hundreds wounded in air and artillery strikes, but our ambulances weren't able to go out because of gunfire,' said Shifa hospital director Mohammad Abu Salmiya.
Israel has denied targeting hospitals but its army has accused Hamas of using the medical facilities as command centres and hideouts, a charge the Palestinian militant group denies.
The suffering in Gaza has prompted growing calls for a halt in five weeks of fighting in order to protect civilian lives and allow humanitarian aid into the densely populated territory.
Hospitals in Gaza today said they were under constant fire and running out of power as fighting between Israel and Hamas terrorists raged around them. Pictured: Patients at Al-Shifa hospital
Israel has denied targeting hospitals but its army has accused Hamas of using the medical facilities as command centres and hideouts. Pictured: Patients rest at Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City
French President Emmanuel Macron said Israel had the right to defend itself but urged it to stop strikes on civilians in Gaza: 'These babies, these ladies, these old people are bombed and killed.'
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insisted the responsibility for any harm to civilians lies with Hamas.
'Israel does everything in its power to avoid harming civilians and urges them to leave the battle areas,' he said.
As the fighting continued, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi – whose regime backs the terrorists of Hamas -- said the time had come for 'action not words' over Gaza.
Heading to Saudi Arabia for a crisis summit between Arab and Islamic nations on the war, Raisi said: 'Gaza is not an arena for words. It should be for action.'
Hamas terrorists smashed through the border with Israel on October 7, murdering around 1,400 people, mostly civilians, and taking about 240 people hostage.
The Gaza health ministry says Israeli fighting has killed more than 11,000 people, also mostly civilians and thousands of them children.
The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) has said that Hamas have placed command centres under Shifa hospital and others in Gaza, making them military targets.
French President Emmanuel Macron said Israel had the right to