Israeli troops have entered Nasser Medical Complex, the hospital in southern Gaza where thousands of displaced Palestinians had been sheltering in recent days, Gaza’s health ministry and the Israeli military said on Thursday.

Ashraf al-Qudra, the health ministry’s spokesman, said in a statement that the Israeli military had demolished the complex’s southern wall and begun storming it. In a second statement, he said Israeli forces were targeting the hospital’s orthopedic department, killing one patient and injuring several others.

The Israeli military said in its own statement on Thursday morning that it was “conducting a precise and limited operation inside Nasser” against Hamas, which it accused of hiding in the hospital among wounded civilians. It said it had intelligence, including from released hostages, that Hamas had held hostages at the hospital and that bodies of hostages could be at the hospital.

Hundreds of Palestinians had begun to flee the hospital on Wednesday after the Israeli military ordered displaced people sheltering there to evacuate, forcing them to try to find refuge elsewhere in Gaza, even as the territory is pounded by airstrikes and riddled with fighting. Many of the people at Nasser, in the city of Khan Younis, had already been displaced from homes and shelters elsewhere in Gaza, in many cases multiple times.

Civilians have often turned to hospitals for shelter during the war, thinking they will be safer. But hospitals have been a focus for Israel’s military, which says that Hamas uses them for military operations.

Patrick Kingsley and Rawan Sheikh Ahmad contributed reporting from Jerusalem, and Ameera Harouda from Doha, Qatar.

Source: New York Times

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