Scenes documented by a journalist for Al Jazeera showed the destruction of an intensive care room in the children’s department in the Kamal Adwan Medical Complex north of… Gaza stripThis happened after an Israeli rocket fell directly on it last night.
The pictures include testimonies from mothers of sick and wounded children as a result of the bombing. A woman said, “My son and I were in the care room, and suddenly parts of the ceiling fell on us, and I was injured in my head, foot, and hand. We are not to blame for what is happening, and my child is sick and injured.”
Another woman spoke about the bombing, saying, “We live in tragic conditions, and the occupation throws toxic materials at us. I came with my daughter to the intensive care room in the department, and we were bombed, and the mother of a child who was next to us was injured.”
The director of the hospital’s pediatric departments, Dr. Hossam Abu Safiya, said, “The intensive care room was subjected to Israeli bombing and there were 3 children in it. The bombing was direct. When we entered the room after the bombing, we found the children under the bed, among them seriously injured, and there were mothers who were also injured.”
He added, “We are unable to describe what we are experiencing now. The hospital receives dozens of casualties. More than 25 hospitals in the Ministry of Health are out of service. We are almost the only ones providing care and custody to children, and we work under bombardment that has not subsided for even a minute.”
Abu Safiya warned of the occupation’s attempt to put Kamal Adwan Medical Complex out of service, which could lead to a “humanitarian catastrophe.”
It is noteworthy that the intense Israeli raids targeted Gaza’s hospitals full of wounded, sick and displaced people, causing most of them to go out of work after running out of fuel, in light of the continuing violent clashes between Palestinian resistance factions and the occupation forces in several areas and areas in the Gaza Strip.