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al-Ahli Baptist Hospital Bombing in Gaza w/ Palestinian New Zealander and advocate Tameem Al Shaltouni: 19 October, 2023

al-Ahli Baptist Hospital Bombing in Gaza w/ Palestinian New Zealander and advocate Tameem Al Shaltouni: 19 October, 2023

al-Ahli Baptist Hospital Bombing in Gaza w/ Palestinian New Zealander and advocate Tameem Al Shaltouni: 19 October, 2023 al-Ahli Baptist Hospital Bombing in Gaza w/ Palestinian New Zealander and advocate Tameem Al Shaltouni: 19 October, 2023, 11.31 MB
Thursday, October 19, 2023

Yesterday, the al-Ahli Baptist Hospital in Gaza was bombed, killing at least 500 Palestinians. 

The health ministry in Gaza says the attack was the result of an Israeli air raid. Israel has attributed the explosion to a misfired rocket launched by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), which PIJ has denied.

A statement issued by the World Health organisation pointed out that there have been over 50 attacks on hospitals in Gaza since 7 October. Al Jazeera has also reported that the Israeli military has issued evacuation orders for 22 hospitals. A senior health official in Gaza told Al Jazeera that Israel had fired two artillery shells as a warning at the al-Ahli Baptist Hospital days before the bombing. 

Palestinian New Zealander and advocate Tameem Al Shaltouni is among those calling on the New Zealand government to condemn the Israeli government's genocide of Palestinians. 

News and Editorial Director Jessica Hopkins spoke to Al Shaltouni about the bombing of al-Ahli Baptist Hospital, Israel’s genocide of Palestinains, and false information that has been spread by Israel during the Israel-Hamas war.

She started off the interview asking Al Shaltouni about the impact of the attack on al-Ahli Baptist Hospital.