On Sunday, at least 70 people were killed in a hospital in the city after an Israeli airstrike in the south of the Gaza Strip. Dozens of patients, many of them children and young people, had to be treated for severe burns at Nasser Hospital. The situation was dire, with medical needs being enormous as the group prepared to expand its operations.
By midday on Sunday, statistics were already posted in the clinic that 47 people had been killed. A photographer for the German press agency reported at the time that there were many body bags lined up in the clinic. Despite this, the Israeli army did not initially release a statement on reports of attacks in the south of Gaza Strip.
Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant announced on Saturday that the attacks in the Gaza Strip would continue and soon be expanded to the south. The military has been calling on northern residents for more than a month to flee to a southern zone west of Khan Yunis on the Mediterranean. Most recently, residents of Khan Younis were also asked to flee for the first time. Médecins Sans Frontières’ project manager in southern Gaza, Christophe Garnier, demanded a ceasefire now more than ever to stop ongoing bloodshed and ensure basic security guarantees and unrestricted access to medical and humanitarian supplies.