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Aftermath of the Al-Ahli Hospital Airstrike
On October 17, 2023, at approximately 7:00 pm, an explosion occurred in the courtyard of the Al-Ahli Hospital, in which thousands of displaced Palestinians were seeking shelter. The number of fatalities reported due to the explosion range from 200 to more than 500 people, the more fatalities in the conflict between Gaza and Israel since 2008.
The cause of the explosion is disputed. The Gaza Health Ministry claims the explosion was caused by an Israeli airstrike. The Israeli Defense Forces deny this, saying that the explosion was caused by a failed rocket launch by Palestinian forces.
The Guardian reported that the scale of the blast appeared to be “outside the capabilities” of Hamas.
An Israeli journalist tweeted that Israel had hit the hospital, then deleted his post and posted a retraction.
The IDF has a long history of targeting health care facilities:
Spontaneous protests have erupted all over the Middle East and the rest of the world, expressing outrage at the attack. We compiled video clips to show the escalation in public anger towards Israel on behalf of pro-Palestinian protesters.
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