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Inside Look at Palestinians’ Terrifying Experiences in Israel’s Ongoing Raid Near Gaza Hospital

The Harrowing ‍Experiences of Palestinians Escaping Israeli ​Raid in Gaza

In the midst ⁢of ‍the chaos surrounding Gaza’s‍ main‌ hospital, Palestinians shared ‍harrowing experiences of heavy fighting, mass arrests, ‌and forced marches past lifeless ⁣bodies. Israel’s military reported the killing of more ‌than 170 militants and the detainment of around‍ 480⁣ suspects in the intense raid on Shifa ⁢Hospital. ​This operation was deemed a significant blow​ to Hamas and⁤ other armed groups that⁣ had purportedly reestablished themselves ⁤within the compound.

Resilience Amid Destruction

The conflict shed light on the ‌resilience of Palestinian armed groups in the deeply damaged region ​of Gaza, where Israeli⁤ forces had to re-engage following a ⁤previous raid in the initial stages of the war. Kareem ⁣Ayman Hathat, ‍a resident living near ⁣the hospital, recounted days of hiding in fear inside his building as gunshots⁢ and explosions reverberated, causing ​the structure to tremble.

Forced ⁢Evacuation and Intimidation

Israeli ​troops‌ stormed the building, compelling‍ Hathat and⁤ other residents to leave. Men were strip-searched and detained, while ⁣the‍ remaining‌ individuals were blindfolded and coerced⁤ to ​march alongside‌ an armored tank​ amidst​ deafening explosions. ⁢The use of ⁤tank shells was a tactic employed to instill terror among the civilians.

Israeli Response and Operations

Major​ General ‌Yaron​ Finkelman of Israel’s southern command lauded the operation as daring and‍ intricate, emphasizing the ⁢goal⁣ of capturing every terrorist present, irrespective of ​their ⁤condition. Israeli airstrikes ⁣in the vicinity of the hospital persisted ⁣on Sunday, ⁤indicating an ongoing military response.

Allegations and Devastation ​in Gaza

Israel asserted that ​Hamas had established‍ a complex​ command center within Shifa⁢ Hospital, which led to the exposure of ‍a ⁤tunnel and the discovery of weapons. Gaza City, home to‍ Shifa, suffered extensive devastation during the initial phase of⁣ Israel’s offensive. The ⁤blockade ⁣of​ northern Gaza ​since⁢ November ‌has resulted ‍in severe food shortages, with experts warning of ⁣an imminent famine affecting‌ over ⁢210,000 individuals.

Calls for Humanitarian Support

United Nations Secretary-General ‌Antonio Guterres‍ condemned the ​dire situation in Gaza, describing it ⁣as a convergence of war, ⁣famine, ‌conquest, and death. Urgent calls for a humanitarian cease-fire and the release of hostages trapped⁣ in Gaza ‍were made to address the ⁣escalating crisis. ‍The humanitarian plight in Gaza demands immediate ⁢action ⁤and international​ intervention to prevent further escalation ‌of suffering.

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