The Israeli military carried out an operation in Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza, targeting Hamas.
Why it matters
The operation in Al-Shifa hospital is significant as it raises concerns about the use of hospitals for military purposes and the worsening conditions for civilians in Gaza.
What the papers say
Axios says that the Israeli Defense Forces found the body of Yehudit Weiss and military equipment in Al-Shifa hospital, while Hamas did not comment on the operation. Metro reports that the BBC apologized for mistakenly reporting that Israeli troops were targeting medics and Arab speakers during the raid. The Japan Times mentions that the IDF urged all members of Hamas in the hospital to surrender. South China Morning Post highlights the international alarm over the worsening conditions in Al-Shifa hospital and the calls for a humanitarian ceasefire.
How we got here
The Israeli Defense Forces have alleged that Hamas uses Al-Shifa hospital for military purposes, a claim denied by Hamas and hospital workers. The fate of the hospital has become a focus of international concern due to worsening conditions and calls for a humanitarian ceasefire.
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Israel, formally known as the State of Israel, is a country in Western Asia, located on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Red Sea.
Hamas is a Palestinian Sunni-Islamic fundamentalist militant organization. It has a social service wing, Dawah, and a military wing, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades.