According to Doctors Without Borders, at least 70 deaths were counted in a hospital in the city after an Israeli airstrike in the southern Gaza Strip. The humanitarian organization announced on Sunday that dozens of patients, including many children and young people, had to be treated for severe burns at Nasser Hospital.
At noon on Sunday, the clinic already announced the statistics that 47 people were killed. A German news agency photographer then reported that many body bags were lined up at the clinic. The Israeli military did not initially release a statement on reports of attacks in the southern Gaza Strip.
Médecins Sans Frontières project manager in southern Gaza, Christophe Garnier, said: “The medical needs are enormous. The group is ready to expand its operations, but to do so it needs “basic security guarantees and unrestricted access to medical and humanitarian supplies,” he said. “A ceasefire is necessary, now more than ever, to stop the ongoing bloodshed,” he demanded.
Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Galan announced on Saturday that the attacks in the Gaza Strip will continue and will soon be extended to the south. For more than a month, the army has been urging residents of the north to flee to the southern zone west of Khan Yunis on the Mediterranean. Recently, the residents of Khan Younis were also asked to flee for the first time.