Israeli airstrikes on a hospital complex in Gaza killed at least 200 people on Tuesday, the Health Ministry in the Hamas-administered Palestinian territory said.
“Two hundred to three hundred displaced persons killed in occupation attacks on the yard” of the Ahli Arab hospital in central Gaza, the ministry said.
“Hundreds of victims still remain under the rubble,” it added.
The Hamas government’s media office in Gaza described the attack as a “war crime.”
“The hospital housed hundreds of sick and injured people, and people were forced to flee from their homes” due to other strikes, a statement said.
An Israeli military spokesman would not immediately confirm that its forces had bombed the hospital.
“We will look at it… the strike happened only recently,” Daniel Hagari said during a televised news conference.
About 3,000 people have been killed in Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza Strip since the war broke out on October 7.
More than 1,400 people in Israel have been killed, the majority shot by Hamas militants crossing the border from Gaza and attacking border communities.
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