A total of 12 people, including patients and doctors, died in an attack by Israeli forces on an Indonesian hospital in Gaza. Hundreds of Palestinians were trapped inside the hospital as Israeli tanks surrounded it. For now, 200 patients have been evacuated from the hospital with the help of the Red Cross. Aljazeera reported this on Monday (November 20) citing the Ministry of Health of Gaza.
According to a report, the name of Rumah Sakit Indonesia is one of the largest hospitals in the northern part of Gaza. Israeli forces surrounded the hospital with tanks without any prior warning on Sunday. The hospital staff immediately appealed to the United Nations and the Red Cross for emergency assistance.
Gaza’s Ministry of Health reported on Monday that 200 patients were evacuated from the hospital with the help of the Red Cross and taken by bus to Nasser Hospital in the southern city of Khan Yunis.
Gazan media activist Safwat al-Kahlut said it looks like Israeli forces are going to repeat what happened at al-Shifa hospital and take over the Indonesian hospital as well.
He also said that during the attack, the electricity of the generator was switched off. During the bombardment, doctors operated on patients using mobile phone lights.
Ashraf al-Qudra, spokesman for the country’s health ministry, said the Indonesian hospital was under siege by the Israeli army.