Israeli air strikes hit Gaza City hospital, reports say
- theguardian.com, Monday 28 July 2014 11.13 EDT
Israeli air strikes hit the compound of Gaza City’s main hospital, according to the Gaza police operations room and a Palestinian health official.
The Israeli military had no immediate comment.
Camera crews were prevented from filming the area of impact at Shifa hospital. Health official Ayman Sahabani said several people were wounded in the strike.
Air strikes on Gaza on Monday followed a 12-hour pause in the fighting amid international efforts to end the three-week war between Israel and Hamas.
Israel’s military said it struck two rocket launchers and a rocket-manufacturing facility in central and northern Gaza after a rocket hit southern Israel earlier in the day. The rocket caused no damage or injuries.
The United Nations on Monday called for an immediate ceasefire in the fighting that has already killed more than 1,040 Palestinians, 43 Israeli soldiers and three civilians on the Israeli side.