Palestine calls for probe into Israel burying Gaza victims alive
The Palestinian health minister has called for an international investigation into reports that Israeli forces have buried Palestinians alive in the courtyard of Kamal Adwan Hospital in the northern part of the besieged Gaza Strip.
According to Palestinian media,
Mai Alkaila made the comment in a Saturday press statement.
information and testimonies collected from eyewitnesses, medical teams, and
media crews indicate that the Israeli regime’s forces buried Palestinians alive
in the hospital’s courtyard.
“Some of them were reportedly
seen alive before being besieged by the Israeli tanks,” the minister added.
Alkaila urged the international
community “to take serious action to uncover the details of this tragedy and
not to ignore or remain silent about reports of war crimes coming from the Gaza
came after earlier on Saturday, footage released by Al Jazeera television
network showed mangled tents and belongings of Palestinians in the
courtyard of Kamal Adwan Hospital in Beit Lahia.
“Dozens of displaced, sick, and
wounded people were buried alive. The occupation [Israeli] bulldozers trampled
the tents of the displaced people in the hospital yard and brutally crushed
them,” Palestinian journalist Anas al-Sharif said in a post on X social media
“A terrifying massacre and unspeakable scenes. What the
Israeli occupation did inside Kamal Adwan Hospital is a horrific crime against
citizens and medical staff,” he said in a later post.
The Geneva-based Euro-Mediterranean Human
Rights Monitor has also called for an international investigation into the
Euro-Med said in a statement that it had
received testimonies and information from medical and media workers asserting
that Israeli army bulldozers buried Palestinians alive in the yard of the
hospital before withdrawing on Saturday morning.
Euro-Med added that its teams are documenting
what happened in the hospital, stressing the need for an international
investigation “into all the horrific Israeli violations that happened to
patients, displaced civilians and medical workers in the hospital over the past