As the war between Israel and Hamas continues to escalate, a Gaza-based doctor recounted the horrific ordeal of the time he was working in the operating room and the entire ceiling of the operating room collapsed on them after the hospital was hit by a deadly explosion on Tuesday evening . Dr. Ghassan Abu-Sittah, a plastic surgeon from London, said parts of Al-Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza City were on fire.
“I was in the operating room when the missile hit and the entire ceiling of the operating cell collapsed on us. There were amputated parts. There were people with primary amputations,” he said BBC.
He added: “40% of all cases I have seen have been children. Many of them felt this way, they lost one or two parents. And unfortunately, these children have a long, long road to recovery ahead of them.”
He described the scene as a “massacre” and explained: “There is broken glass everywhere, there are many people seeking refuge in the hospital.”
The surgeon also shared that water pressure is currently too low to power some of the equipment and resources are quickly running out.
An attack on hospital grounds in Gaza on Tuesday that killed at least 500 people, according to health authorities there, sparked global outrage. While the Palestine group Hamas blamed Israel for the deadly attack, the Israeli army said the hospital was hit by a rocket misfired by Islamic Jihad, an ally of the Hamas group. After the hospital bombing, US President Joe Biden, who arrived in Israel that day, spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “I am outraged and deeply saddened by the explosion at Al-Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza and the terrible loss of life that resulted,” Biden said in a statement.
The World Health Organization (WHO) called the hospital strike “unprecedented in its scale,” adding that 115 health facilities in Gaza were attacked, leaving most of the city’s hospitals out of service.
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