DUBAI, December 8. /TASS/. Planes of the Israeli Air Force delivered an air strike on the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital in the central part of the Gaza Strip early on Friday, Lebanon’s Al Mayadeen television said.
According to the report, IDF fighter jets delivered a massed air strike on the healthcare facility, located in the city of Deir al Balah.
Tensions flared up again in the Middle East on October 7 after militants from the Gaza Strip-based radical Palestinian group Hamas launched a surprise incursion on Israeli territory, killing many Israeli kibbutz residents living near the Gaza border and abducting more than 200 Israelis, including women, children and the elderly. Hamas described its attack as a response to Israeli authorities’ aggressive actions against the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City. Israel declared a total blockade of the Gaza Strip and launched bombardments of the enclave and some areas in Lebanon and Syria, as well as a ground operation against Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Clashes are also reported in the West Bank.