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Israeli army says 170 Palestinians killed in vicinity of Gaza's Al-Shifa hospital

March 23, 2024 at 11:26 am

Smoke rises after the Israeli army bombed a building in the Al-Shifa Medical Complex in the western part of Gaza City on March 21, 2024 [Dawoud Abo Alkas – Anadolu Agency]

The Israeli army on Saturday said the number of Palestinians killed in raids and attacks around the Gaza Strip’s Al-Shifa Hospital rose to 170, Anadolu Agency reports.

The military in a statement on X said the Israeli army and Shit Bet security forces continue “targeted fighting” in the area while “avoiding harm to civilians, patients, medical teams and medical equipment.”

Troops killed about 170 Palestinians and arrested more than 800 “suspects,” the statement said, claiming to have recovered weapons as well.

The Israeli army has been carrying out an offensive in the vicinity of Al-Shifa Hospital since Monday, putting the lives of thousands of patients and displaced Palestinians in danger.

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