Injured patients in the Gaza Strip are in dire need of medical supplies after Israeli warplanes and tanks bombed hospitals across the besieged region.
This comes as a hospital in the town of Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip was struck by Israeli artillery shells on Friday.
Israel has “fired several shells” at the hospital, “causing heavy damage,” media outlets quoted hospital director, Ayman Hemdan, as saying.
Hundreds of patients were also evacuated after Israel bombed al-Wafa hospital several times on Thursday evening.
Senior Palestinian officials have described the attacks as a “brazen violation of international norms.”
This is while Israeli aircraft continue hitting targets across the region while ground forces push ahead with their assault.
At least 33 Gazans have been killed since early hours of Friday. Among the victims were a 5-month-old baby, a 70-year-old woman and three teenage siblings.
The latest deaths took place after Israeli warplanes bombarded the cities of Khan Yunis and Rafah in Gaza’s east and south. Israeli tanks also shelled the northern town of Beit Hanoun.
At least 274 Gazans have lost their lives so far and over 2,000 have been injured, most of them infants, children, women and the elderly.
According to Palestinian medical sources around a quarter of the victims are children.
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) says some 30,000 Gazans have headed to its shelters across the impoverished territory.
The internally-displaced people are reportedly from the region’s east and south where people have left their homes being fearful of Israel’s tank shelling and airstrikes.