Clinic and Building Housing Palestinian Ministry of Health Damaged in Airstrike

A Palestinian Health Ministry building and the Al-Remal Martyrs Clinic next door were damaged in Israeli airstrikes on Monday, May 17, the ministry said.

Local news reports said the strikes also hit the residential Al-Shawa building.

Footage filmed by Mohammed Dahlan shows multiple severely damaged buildings. The roof of the building beside the Palestinian Health Ministry building has been destroyed.

“Many of our colleagues were injured during the occupation’s bombing of the ministry building and the al-Remal clinic,” said Palestinian Health Minister Dr Mai al-Kaila as quoted in a post by the ministry on Facebook. The work in the only central laboratory for COVID-19 testing in the Gaza Strip was also stopped, the ministry said.

The ministry said on Monday night that the total number of deaths in Gaza during the present conflict was 212, including 61 children.

The Israel Defense Forces said at least 10 Israelis, including two children, have been killed in the conflict in the last week. Credit: @mohammed.dahlan86 via Storyful