“13 people died and 26 were injured in the ambulance massacre,” ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Khidre said. The ambulances, he said, “transported many injured people on their way to hospital in Egypt”.
After the strike, an AFP reporter saw several bodies and injured people near a damaged ambulance in front of al-Sifa hospital, where thousands of displaced people had taken refuge.
AFPTV footage also showed civilians carrying wounded people with bloodied bodies. Others lay on the ground, visible from the explosions that ripped against parked cars on the side of the road.
Since Wednesday, dozens of wounded Palestinians have been evacuated from the Gaza Strip, which has been bombarded by Israel relentlessly toward Egypt since a Hamas offensive on its soil on October 7.
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On Friday, according to the Egyptian Ministry of Health, “17 wounded people were evacuated, while 28 had to be evacuated, due to the events”, a reference to the Israeli strike targeting this ambulance, which, according to Hamas and the UN, injured many others. Towards Egypt.
More than 1,400 people, mostly civilians, have been killed, according to local officials, since the fighting began on Oct. 7, along with a series of bloody attacks by Hamas on Israeli soil.
According to the Hamas Health Ministry, more than 9,200 people, including 3,826 children, have been killed in the relentless Israeli bombardment.
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