Israeli tanks ‘open fire’ at another hospital in Gaza as hopes for Hamas hostage deal grow – war live

The team saw a mass grave at the entrance of the hospital and was told more than 80 people were buried there.

Israeli tanks ‘open fire’ at another hospital in Gaza as hopes for Hamas hostage deal grow – war live
Israeli soldiers operate in the Gaza Strip, amid the ongoing ground operation of the Israeli army against the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, in this handout image released November 20, 2023. Israel Defense Forces/Handout via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY
Israeli soldiers operate in the Gaza Strip (Picture: Reuters)

Tanks opened fire at a foreign hospital in northern Gaza where hundreds of displaced people had taken shelter.

At least a dozen people have reportedly been killed after the Israeli airstrikes, the Hamas-run health ministry in Gaza later said.

Footage circulating on social media from the scene, which Metro has decided not to publish, shows a doctor operating on a man missing both his legs on the floor of the hospital while surrounded by rubble and dust.

There are fears the Israeli military will repeat what they did at Al-Shifa, the largest hospital in the Gaza Strip.

Meanwhile, the US has confirmed hopes of a deal between Israel and Hamas to release a small portion of the hostages held in the besieged territory.

US deputy national security adviser Jon Finer said such an agreement could free ‘considerably more than 12’ people and likely include an extended pause in the fighting, allowing for the distribution of humanitarian aid.

‘What I can say at this point is that some of the outstanding areas of disagreement, in a very complicated, very sensitive negotiation, have been narrowed,’ he told NBC’s Meet the Press.

‘I believe we are closer than we have been in quite some time, maybe closer than we have been since the beginning of this process, to getting this deal done.’