Nov. 15, 2023
The Israeli army found no sign of hostages being held at Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City after its forces entered the facility on Wednesday, reports Anadolu Agency citing Israeli media. Following extensive attacks around the hospital, the Israeli army stormed the medical complex early Wednesday. “There is no indication of hostages currently being held in Shifa,” Israeli Army Radio said.
The broadcaster, however, said the army believes its raid on the hospital may bring intelligence information on the Israelis held by the Palestinian group Hamas.
Israel estimates that at least 239 Israelis, including both military personnel and civilians, are being held captive by Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
As the Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip entered its 40th day, at least 11,320 Palestinians have been killed, including over 7,800 women and children, and more than 29,200 others have been injured, according to the latest figures from Palestinian authorities.
Thousands of buildings, including hospitals, mosques, and churches, have also been damaged or destroyed in Israel’s relentless air and ground attacks on the besieged enclave since last month.