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OIC: Targeting of Baptist Hospital is ‘organised state terrorism’

October 18, 2023 at 1:31 pm

A view of the surroundings of Al-Ahli Baptist Hospital after it was hit in Gaza City, Gaza on October 18, 2023. [Ali Jadallah – Anadolu Agency]

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) described the Israeli attack on Al-Ahli Baptist Hospital in Gaza as “organised state terrorism and a war crime.”

The organisation expressed in a statement its strong condemnation of “the brutal Israeli massacre in the Baptist Hospital in the Gaza Strip,” adding that it “considers it organised state terrorism and a war crime.”

It held the “Israeli occupation accountable for the consequences of its crimes, terrorist practices and brutal attacks against the Palestinian people, which contradict all human values and constitute a flagrant violation of international humanitarian law.

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The organisation called on the international community to “urgently intervene to stop the war crimes committed by the Israeli occupation in the Gaza Strip and provide international protection for the Palestinian people.”

Ashraf Al-Qudra, spokesman for the Ministry of Health in Gaza, said “more than 500 Palestinians were killed during an Israeli bombing that targeted the vicinity of the Al-Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza.”

He added: “The Baptist Hospital massacre is unparalleled and cannot be described. Hundreds of victims arrived at the hospital and ambulance crews are still removing the body parts.”

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