According to the Hamas-controlled Health Ministry, dozens of corpses were buried in a mass grave in a courtyard at the Shifa hospital site, including about 180 bodies that were already decomposing. “We were forced to bury him in a mass grave on the hospital grounds,” hospital director Mohammed Abu Salmiyah told the BBC on Tuesday. These are the patients who died due to the failure of vital hospital equipment due to power cut.
Israel’s Chief of General Staff Herzi Halevi announced on Friday that the operation would be expanded into the Gaza Strip. “We are close to dismantling the military system in the northern Gaza Strip (…) We will continue this in other areas as well.”