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Organisation of Islamic Cooperation slams Israel for bombing ambulances in Gaza

November 3, 2023 at 7:05 pm

A screen grab captured from a video shows a street following the Israeli attacks on the entrance of the Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, Gaza on November 3, 2023 [AA/Anadolu Agency]

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) condemned, on Friday, the Israeli bombing of ambulances at the gate of Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, Anadolu Agency reports.

In a statement, the OIC said:

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation condemns the heinous crime committed by the Israeli Occupation by targeting ambulances at the entrance to the Al-Shifa Medical Complex in Gaza City, which led to the death of dozens of innocent civilians Most of whom were wounded, sick, medical staff, women and children

At least 13 Palestinians were killed and 26 others injured on Friday in an Israeli bombing that targeted ambulances in front of the Al-Shifa Hospital.

In a statement, the Ministry of Health in Gaza said: “13 Palestinians were killed and 26 others were injured as a result of the massacre committed by the Occupation (Forces) against ambulances at the gate of the Al-Shifa Medical Complex.”

The Ministry said the ambulances were carrying a number of wounded people for treatment in Egypt.

The Organisation said this act “constitutes a war crime and a crime against humanity,” calling for “accountability and punishment under international criminal law.”

The Organisation also warned of

the danger of the collapse of hospitals due to direct targeting, power outages and the depletion of medicines, medical and pharmaceutical supplies and the fuel needed to operate electrical generators

The OIC renewed its call for the international community to “intervene urgently in order to immediately stop the military aggression and provide international protection for the Palestinian people.”

It also stressed the importance of “ensuring the arrival of medical, relief and humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip.”

The Israeli army has widened its air and ground attacks on the Gaza Strip, which has been under relentless airstrikes since the surprise offensive by Hamas on Oct. 7.

More than 10,700 people have been killed in the conflict, including at least 9,240 Palestinians and more than 1,538 Israelis.

READ: 13 killed, 26 injured as Israeli bombs ambulances outside Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza