The Associated Press reports:
The Gaza Health Ministry said an Israeli airstrike Tuesday hit a Gaza City hospital packed with wounded and other Palestinians seeking shelter, killing hundreds. If confirmed, the attack would be by far the deadliest Israeli airstrike in five wars fought since 2008.
Photos from al-Ahli Hospital showed fire engulfing the hospital halls, shattered glass and body parts scattered across the area. The ministry said at least 500 people had been killed.
Several hospitals in Gaza City have become refuges for hundreds of people, hoping they would be spared bombardment after Israel ordered all residents of the city and surrounding areas to evacuate to the southern Gaza Strip.
Read the full article. As you can see below, Israel is suggesting this was a misfired Hamas rocket.
Hundreds killed in Israeli airstrike on Gaza City hospital, Health Ministry says https://t.co/Zqvou03RVf
— Katie Couric (@katiecouric) October 17, 2023
— Noushad Bakimar (@NoushadBakimar) October 17, 2023
#BREAKING: Reports suggest that the mass casualty event at the Baptist Hospital in Gaza City was the result of a misfired rocket launch by Hamas.
No IDF air activity was reported at the time and the timing coincided with a salvo of rockets launched at Israel.
— Israel War Room (@IsraelWarRoom) October 17, 2023