Israel hit ambulance convoy leaving hospital: Gaza Health Ministry
Israel struck a convoy of ambulances on Friday that was about to leave al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City and head to the south of the enclave to evacuate injured people, health authorities in the Palestinian enclave of Gaza said.
"The occupation targeted the convoy in more than one location outside the door of al-Shifa Hospital," Ashraf al-Qidra the health ministry spokesperson said.
He said the convoy was targeted both at the hospital gate and at Ansar Square a kilometer away. Qidra did not give a figure for casualties in the incident.
Al-Aqsa television cited the Health Ministry as saying scores of people were killed and injured. Al-Shehab television said several people were killed and injured.
Earlier on Friday, Qidra said ambulances would send critically injured Palestinians who urgently needed care in Egypt from besieged Gaza City to the south of the enclave.
More than 7,200 people have so far been killed in Israel's attacks on Gaza, most of them children and women. Israel launched its waves of attacks after the Palestinian Hamas group's surprise 7 October incursions into Israeli territories that left at least 1,400 soldiers and civilians dead.
Photo: Palestinians check the damages after a convoy of ambulances was hit at the entrance of Shifa hospital in Gaza City on 3 November 2023. (Reuters/Mohammed Al-Masri)