“World Health Organization chief says they have ‘lost contact’ with staff inside Shifa Hospital and are ‘extremely worried for the safety of staff and patients'”
“Jordan’s military says that 7 staff members at Jordanian field hospital in Gaza have been wounded, affirms Israel’s responsibility to provide protection for the hospital.”
Analyst Comment: The IDF have been deliberately targeting hospitals, claiming that Hamas are using them as operations centers. So far, Israel has been unable to provide any clear evidence to substantiate those claims. Hamas certainly has extensive tunnel networks in Gaza, and Hamas fighters are being treated along with civilians in Gaza hospitals, but whether Hamas is making use of hospitals for operations remains an open question. Israel has put itself in a very precarious position as many of these operations deliberately target, injure and kill civilians in direct violation of international law. Unless Israel can definitively show how Hamas is using Gaza hospitals for conducting operations, international condemnation of their actions will grow.