35.1 C
Friday, June 21, 2024

Israeli soldier killed in Gaza’s Al-Shifa hospital raid


Share post:


Gaza: An Israeli soldier was killed during the Israeli army’s raid on the Al-Shifa complex in Gaza City early Monday, the Israeli military said.

According to Israeli public radio, the soldier was a sergeant from the Hanahl Brigade, whose death brings the total number of Israeli fatalities since the start of the conflict to 593.

The same day, the Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), said its members were “engaged in fierce clashes with enemy (Israeli) forces infiltrating near Al-Shifa complex.”

The Al-Qassam Brigades noted in a press statement that they targeted a number of “military vehicles, causing deaths among them.”

Israel Defense Forces Spokesman Daniel Hagari said the IDF troops were conducting a “precise operation” at the Al-Shifa hospital based on intelligence indicating senior Hamas members were using the hospital to conduct “terrorist activity.”

According to Palestinian and Israeli sources, the raid has led to the deaths and injuries of several Palestinians and the arrest of 80 people.

Among those killed is Faiq al-Mabhouh, the head of the operations directorate of Hamas’ internal security apparatus.

This is the second time the Israeli army has raided the medical complex since the conflict began on Oct. 7 last year. The first raid occurred on Nov. 16 and lasted approximately 8 days, resulting in the destruction of parts of its buildings and courtyards.

Related articles

Times Square, Dhaka, Fiji, Tokyo, UN – Yoga enthusiasts across world mark IYD with enthusiasm

New Delhi: From doing basic yoga postures, to some attempting the difficult headstand or even the mayurasana (peacock...

Yoga helps in harnessing aggressive capabilities of soldiers: Rajnath Singh

New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday asserted that yoga helps in harnessing the aggressive capabilities which...

Himachal: Four die as HRTC bus falls into gorge

Shimla: Four persons were killed and three others injured when a bus fell into a gorge in Shimla...

T20 WC: Cummins’ hat-trick leads Aus to crucial win in rain-interrupted match

Antigua: Pat Cummins' stunning hat-trick, along with a fiery innings from David Warner, propelled Australia to a crucial...