Turkey condemns Israel's attack on hospital in Gaza

Turkey condemns Israel's attack on hospital in Gaza
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Turkish foreign ministry has said the Turkish-Palestinian Friendship Hospital was hit although Turkey previously shared the hospital's coordinates with Israeli authorities.

Turkey on Monday condemned Israel for a recent air strike on a Turkish-Palestinian hospital in the besieged Palestinian enclave of Gaza, which resulted in damage in the facility.

"There can be no justification for such an attack carried out despite all the information, including the coordinates of the facility, that was earlier shared with the Israeli authorities," the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

"The siege in Gaza, aimed at depriving the Palestinian people of their fundamental rights, and these inhumane attacks, clearly violate international law," the ministry added.

It called on Israel to cease the indiscriminate targeting of Gaza residents.

Turkish-Palestinian Friendship Hospital in Gaza is the only cancer hospital in the enclave.

Over 8,300 people in Gaza have been killed by Israeli attacks since Israel launched waves of air strikes following the 7 October incursions by the Palestinian Hamas group into Israel which left at least 1,400 soldiers and civilians dead. Some 240 Israelis, civilians among them, were also taken captive and taken to Gaza as hostages during Hamas incursions.