Israel bombs medical aid warehouse in Gaza
Israeli aircraft carried out a number of air raids on the Gaza Strip early on Wednesday 9 February, destroying a medical aid warehouse in Gaza City. The raids began shortly after midnight, hitting several places across the Strip, from Jabaliya in the north to the Rafah border with Egypt in the south.
Fires raged through the early hours of the morning as fire-fighters and volunteers tried to salvage medical supplies and aid. The carpenter’s workshop adjacent to the warehouse was also affected by the bombing.
The press spokesperson for the Emergency Services, Abu Adham, said that eight civilians were injured by the Israeli bombs, including two children and three women. The casualties were taken to the Kamal Adwan Hospital in northern Gaza. Abu Adham pointed out that there is already an acute shortage of medicines and medical supplies in the Gaza Strip due to the ongoing Israeli blockade of the territory. In his assessment, the airstrike targeted the medical warehouse in an attempt to subdue further the civilian population. Israeli F-16 fighter-bomber aircraft also fired two missiles in an empty landfill south-east of Gaza City; no casualties were reported. Two men were injured in the south of the Gaza Strip.