Who blew up the al-Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza? Israel initially took credit, then denied all responsibility
By Ethan Huff // Oct 19, 2023

Nobody is fessing up to bombing the al-Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza this week as both "sides" blame each other for this very serious war crime.

Initially, Israel took credit for the attack, claiming that the medical facility in question was a "Hamas target." Then the story changed and suddenly it was the fault of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) group, according to Israel.

Some reports are even claiming that there was no bombing at all, or that just the parking lot of the hospital was destroyed. As is usually the case, it has become a blame game combined with propaganda and unverifiable claims.

If it is really true that 500 people died at the al-Ahli Arab Hospital, and that Israel did the bombing – this seems to be the most probable version of events based on available evidence – then this makes Israel and its leaders war criminals, based on international humanitarian law (IHL).

"According to the Geneva Conventions, the sick and the wounded, as well as medical staff, hospitals and mobile medical facilities are protected at times of war," explains Al Jazeera. "Under no circumstances can they be the object of attack, and targeting such would be considered as a war crime."

"Furthermore, wounded military personnel or combatants, who are being treated in hospitals and medical facilities are also protected, as well as medical workers, who are armed to defend their lives and those of their patients."

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International humanitarian law stipulates that bombing hospitals is a WAR CRIME

Article 18 of the Geneva Conventions No IV also states that attacking civilian hospitals during war is a serious offense, with Article 19 adding that even if sick or wounded members of the armed forces are nursed in said hospitals, it is still not okay to bomb them.

"Civilian hospital organized to give care to the wounded and sick, the infirm and maternity cases, may in no circumstances be the object of attack, but shall at all times be respected and protected by the Parties to the conflict," reads Article 18.

"The protection to which civilian hospitals are entitled shall not cease unless they are used to commit, outside their humanitarian duties, acts harmful to the enemy. Protection may, however, cease only after due warning has been given, naming, in all appropriate cases, a reasonable time limit, and after such warning has remained unheeded," Article 19 further explains.

"The fact that sick or wounded members of the armed forces are nursed in these hospitals, or the presence of small arms and ammunition taken from such combatants and not yet handed to the proper service, shall not be considered to be acts harmful to the enemy."

While we recognize that the nature of a conflict like this is certain to produce lies and propaganda, possibly from both "sides," the fact remains that civilians in Gaza are being harmed by someone amid all this exchange of fire.

"Now, even a hospital is not a safe place anymore," commented Dr. Richard Peeperkorn, a representative from the World Health Organization (WHO) for the West Bank and Gaza.

It should also be noted that, according to WHO, Israel has thus far attacked Gaza hospitals 51 times since the start of the conflict on October 7. These attacks resulted in 15 healthcare workers being killed and another 27 getting injured.

The latest news about the escalating conflict in the Middle East can be found at Terrorism.news.

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