A horrific incident has shaken the streets of Gaza. The Al-Ahli Baptist Hospital in Palestine, located in Gaza, fell victim to an airstrike carried out by Israel. This act has drawn strong condemnation from Islamic leaders, while the World Health Organization has characterized it as an unprecedented tragedy.
The estimated death toll in Palestine has surpassed 3,000, and an additional 500 lives are unaccounted for following the hospital explosions. The exact number remains elusive. This tragedy unfolded as a fully functional hospital, filled with healthcare providers and patients, was targeted by the Israeli military. The already dire situation, characterized by shortage of food and water, further exacerbated the rising death toll. Israel, in response, has refuted the allegations, attributing the incidents to intelligence reports that point fingers at Islamic Jihadists. However, no conclusive evidence has been provided to support this claim.
What have the world leaders said?
Israel has faced sharp criticism from the United States, France, and Syria, who have labeled the incident deeply disturbing and violent. Turkish President Erdogan and Indian Prime Minister Modi expressed their concerns by sharing their thoughts on the matter:
Türkiye calls on Israel to stop its bombing of Palestinian lands, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says, adding that destruction of Gaza by air and ground attacks, bombing of mosques, and deaths of civilians are never acceptablehttps://t.co/N7dt248Lqv
— TRT World (@trtworld) October 9, 2023
ERDOGAN: "We never accept the massacring of innocent people in Gaza through constant, indiscriminating bombing… this is not a war, it is a massacre." pic.twitter.com/QtYRMq4d0h
— COMBATE |🇵🇷 (@upholdreality) October 12, 2023
Deeply shocked at the tragic loss of lives at the Al Ahli Hospital in Gaza. Our heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims, and prayers for speedy recovery of those injured.
Civilian casualties in the ongoing conflict are a matter of serious and continuing concern.…
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 18, 2023