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Bilawal denounces Israeli attack on Gaza’s Al Shifa hospital
- Web Desk
- Nov 16, 2023
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party Chairman and former foreign minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has strongly condemned Israeli forces attack on Al Shifa hospital in Gaza.
In a tweet, he said: “I am outraged and categorically denounce the Israeli Occupation Forces’ heinous attack on Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza, and indiscriminate bombing around Jordan Field Hospital. Such cold-blooded and continuous targeting of innocent children, women, and civilians, the decimation of healthcare infrastructure, and the deliberate endangering of humanitarian teams, is not just a violation, but a barbaric assault on human rights and international law. The time for global unity and action is not just now, it’s overdue to collectively demand immediate halting of these atrocities. The cost of inaction is measured in precious human lives lost every minute. The world can no longer stand idly by.”
According to Reuters, Israeli commandos are searching through every building and every floor of Gaza’s Al Shifa hospital and new information is emerging all the time, an Israeli military official said on Thursday.
“The operation is shaped by our understanding that there is well-hidden terrorist infrastructure in the complex,” the official said, declining to be named.
Hamas weapons and equipment had been found in Al Shifa, the official said, adding that “Hamas has persistently worked to conceal infrastructure and cover up evidence” in Gaza’s hospitals. Hamas has denied operating out of medical facilities.
The official said the soldiers were proceeding one building at a time, searching each floor “in a discrete, methodical and thorough manner, based on ongoing field assessments and informed by questioning taking place in the field”.
“The IDF has already located weapons, intelligence materials – including information related to the events of October 7th – military technologies and equipment, command and control centers, and communications equipment, all belonging to Hamas,” the official said, referring to the militants’ attack on Israel.
“This operation is complex and ongoing, with new information coming to light continuously.”