Israeli Attack Targets Children's Hospital in Gaza

Israeli airstrike hit the neighborhood near Al-Durrah Pediatrics Hospital on Saturday (12/26), injuring several children and teenagers. Aksi Cepat Tanggap partners at the Indonesian Clinic reported many requests to evacuate patients from the hospital back to their homes.

Aksi Cepat Tanggap partners in Gaza sent a picture showing the damage caused by the attack on one of the houses in Gaza City, Sunday (12/27). (ACTNews)

ACTNews, GAZA - Israeli rockets hit Al-Durrah Hospital, a children's hospital, in Gaza. The attack caused severe damage to the hospital and injured eight children who were being treated, as reported by dr. Ahmad Al Najar, an Aksi Cepat Tanggap partner, on Saturday (12/26) afternoon.

“Al-Durrah Hospital is close to the Indonesian Clinic, and we have received many calls to evacuate a number of children from the hospital to their house. However, our clinic is still closed in compliance with the Ministry of Health’s appeal to stop the spread of Covid-19,” Ahmad explained.

WAFA Palestinian news agency reported that Israeli warplanes fired five missiles east of Tuffah Neighborhood, Gaza City, injuring a child and a youth with shrapnel and glass.  Apart from the hospital, the plane also badly damaged the national disability center run by the Palestinian Ministry of Social Development.

Fire broke out at the location of the attack. Firefighters worked all night to put out the fire in the attack that happened an hour after midnight. Electricity has also been cut off to several areas east of Gaza. []