Dead and injured brought to central Gaza hospital after Israeli strike hits refugee camp

(16 Apr 2024)


Deir al-Balah, Gaza Strip – 16 April 2024
1. Various of injured people being carried from vehicles into al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital
2. Injured man being carried through crowd inside emergency department
3. Woman crying over injured man on floor of emergency department
4. People carrying injured men into emergency department
5. People carrying body of man into hospital morgue
6. People carrying body of man on stretcher into morgue
7. Various of men mourning over bodies inside morgue
8. Man crouch over body crying
9. Crowd crying outside morgue
10. Men mourning over wrapped body outside morgue
11. Various of men praying over wrapped bodies on floor outside hospital
12. Various of women mourning over body
13. Various of men praying over bodies
14. Various of bodies being carried away
15. Body being driven away on back of truck
The bodies of at least 11 people, including three children, were brought to a hospital in Deir al-Balah on Tuesday after an Israeli airstrike hit a central Gaza refugee camp.

An Associated Press journalist counted the dead at the morgue of the al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital.

The nearby Maghazi urban refugee camp was hit by a strike on Tuesday afternoon.

Prayers were held outside the hospital over the wrapped bodies of the victims, before they were taken away for burial.

Israel’s ongoing bombardments and ground offensives in Gaza have killed more than 33,700 Palestinians and wounded over 76,200, the Gaza Health Ministry says.

Women and children make up around two-thirds of the dead, according to the ministry, whose count doesn’t differentiate between civilians and combatants.

Israel says it has killed over 12,000 militants during the war, but it has not provided evidence to back up the claim.

The conflict started on Oct. 7, when Hamas killed 1,200 people, mostly civilians, in a surprise attack and incursion into southern Israel.

Around 250 people were seized as hostages by the militants and taken to Gaza.

A deal in November freed about 100 hostages, leaving about 130 in captivity, although Israel says about a quarter of those are dead.

AP video shot by Abdel Kareem Hana
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