The Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has condemned Israel’s raid of the Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza, which he described as a "storming" and "a violation of international humanitarian law."
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriate Affairs condemned the Israeli occupation forces’ storming of Al-Shifa Medical Hospital in occupied Gaza as a violation of international humanitarian law, especially the 1949 Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, holding Israel responsible for the safety of civilians and working medical personnel in the hospital,” the Wednesday statement read.
Jordan also continued to call for an end to Israel’s operation in Gaza.
“The continuation of the senseless attacks and the raging war against Gaza and its people, the targeting of civilian objects in the Strip, the continued systematic destruction of civilian facilities that provide basic services to Gazans, and the policy of collective punishment represent a condemned perpetuation of grave violations of international humanitarian law and human rights, and constitute war crimes,” the spokesman for the ministry, Ambassador Dr. Sufyan Al-Qudah said.
Some context: Israel said its military launched a “targeted” operation against Hamas early Wednesday morning inside Gaza’s largest hospital, Al-Shifa, where thousands of Palestinians are believed to be sheltering.
Conditions at the hospital, which has run out of fuel and is no longer considered operational, have deteriorated rapidly in recent days amid intense fighting, with doctors warning of a “catastrophic” situation for patients, staff and displaced people still inside.