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Gaza Hospitals Hit Hard by Attacks: Satellite Images Reveal

Discover the shocking extent of damage to Gaza's hospitals through satellite imagery. Learn about the dire conditions and relentless challenges faced by medical facilities amidst ongoing conflict.

The situation in Gaza’s hospitals is dire. They lack essential equipment, medicine, and beds due to ongoing Israeli airstrikes. Many hospitals have been damaged or destroyed, making it even harder to care for patients.

Between October 2023 and March 2024, satellite images captured the extent of the damage to 24 hospitals in Gaza:

  • 6 hospitals in northern Gaza
  • 10 hospitals in Gaza City
  • 1 hospital in Deir el-Balah
  • 7 hospitals in Khan Younis

Israeli forces have targeted these hospitals, claiming some as Hamas command centers. However, there’s little evidence to support these claims.

Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, the most prominent medical center, was heavily hit. Israeli tanks and gunfire destroyed much of the hospital, causing many casualties. Israeli forces have raided the hospital multiple times, arresting staff and journalists and even discovering mass graves on the premises.

The situation is dire, with hospitals struggling to function amidst the destruction caused by ongoing conflict.

Before and after – al-Shifa Hospital

Source: Maxar Technologies • Captured between October 22, 2023 and March 27, 2024

Before and after – Al Nassr Pediatric Hospital

Source: Planet Labs PBC, Airbus • Captured between October 22, 2023 and March 27, 2024

Before and after – Algerian Hospital

Source: Planet Labs PBC • Captured between October 22, 2023 and March 27, 2024

Before and after – Turkish-Palestinian Friendship Hospital

Source: Planet Labs PBC, Airbus • Captured between October 22, 2023 and March 27, 2024

Before and after – Dar Essalam Hospital

Source: Planet Labs PBC, Airbus • Captured between October 22, 2023 and March 27, 2024

Before and after – Qatari Hospital

Source: Planet Labs PBC • Captured between October 22, 2023 and March 27, 2024

Before and after – Beit Hanoun Hospital

Source: Planet Labs PBC • Captured between October 22, 2023 and March 27, 2024

Before and after – Balsam Hospital

Source: Planet Labs PBC • Captured between October 22, 2023 and March 27, 2024

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