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Hospital director in Gaza: 179 bodies buried in a “mass grave”

Hospital director in Gaza: 179 bodies buried in a “mass grave”

Gaza Strip (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) – The director of the largest hospital in Gaza said on Tuesday that 179 bodies were buried in a “mass grave” on the campus of the health complex, and that among the dead were seven premature babies who died due to an electricity outage in these Palestinian territories. .

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Dr. Muhammad Abu Salamiya, director of Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza, told AFP, “We were forced to bury them in a mass grave.”

He added, “There are bodies scattered in the corridors of the hospital complex, and the cooling rooms in the morgues no longer have electricity,” referring to the shortage that the Gaza Strip is suffering from due to the war and the siege imposed by Israel on the ninth of last October.

The conflict erupted after commandos from the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas launched an attack in Israel on October 7 that killed 1,200 people, according to Israeli authorities.

In response, Israel launched an attack that left more than 11,200 people dead in Gaza, according to the Hamas movement that rules these Palestinian territories.

The doctor stated that “a woman and a man who were in intensive care died” on Tuesday.

A total of 29 people have died in the hospital’s intensive care unit since the power outage in Shifa City on Saturday.

A journalist cooperating with Agence France-Presse reported from inside the complex that the smell of decomposing bodies was unbearable.

The reporter added that the fighting and bombing continued throughout the night, noting that it was less intense than previous nights.

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On Tuesday, Israeli tanks were at the gates of Al-Shifa Hospital, which, according to Israel, hides a strategic Hamas command post. The Palestinian Islamic Movement denies this accusation.