Most Patients, Staff and Displaced Have Left Shifa Hospital

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip — Patients, staff and displaced people departed Gaza’s largest hospital Saturday, health officials said, leaving behind only Israeli forces and a skeleton crew to care for those too sick to move. The exodus came the day internet and phone service was restored to the Gaza Strip, ending a telecommunications outage that … Read more

Israel soldiers search Gaza’s Shifa with scant evidence of Hamas

Comment on this storyCommentAdd to your saved storiesSave JERUSALEM — The presence of Israeli forces inside Gaza’s largest hospital stretched into its second day Thursday, amid the wait for more concrete evidence of extensive Hamas infrastructure at the facility that precipitated the raid. Israel also said no further evidence of Hamas activities in the hospital … Read more

Israel forces storm Shifa Hospital in Gaza

Comment on this storyCommentAdd to your saved storiesSave JERUSALEM — After weeks of warning about Hamas using medical facilities as bases, Israeli military forces swept into Gaza’s largest hospital before dawn Wednesday, all but severing outside communication with the patients, medical staff and displaced families trapped inside the compound. Israeli officials described a “precise and … Read more

Netanyahu says Hamas refused Israeli fuel offer for Gaza’s Shifa hospital

(Reuters) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Israel had offered fuel to Gaza’s Al Shifa hospital, which suspended operations after running out of fuel, but that the militants had refused to receive it. Netanyahu was asked by NBC News whether Israeli allegations that Hamas had a command post under Gaza’s main hospital … Read more

Gaza’s Shifa hospital under siege as Israeli troops close in

Comment on this storyCommentAdd to your saved storiesSave JERUSALEM — The atmosphere inside Gaza City’s al-Shifa Hospital this week was one of raw, naked fear, doctors say. As Israeli airstrikes shook the earth, crowds sought refuge in its hallways. The casualties were constant, medics hollow-eyed — some expected to die there. Now, Israeli troops are … Read more