The Palestinian Authority said on October 17 that an Israeli missile hit Al Ahli Hospital in Gaza City, killing at least 500 civilians sheltering in the hospital. The Palestinian Authority also said that the number of dead and wounded could be higher, as nearly 900 people were present at the time of the shooting.
Israeli government officials have asked whether Israel fired at the hospital. Hamas has said it is conducting a detailed investigation into whether the rocket fired hit or exploded. Just before US President Joe Biden’s trip, Israel’s shooting at the hospital was a deliberate attempt by Hamas to gain international support.
Moreover, the shelling of Al Ahli Hospital in Gaza City is the worst war crime: the United States is the main perpetrator of the war crime, according to Dmitry Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council. Regarding the attack on the hospital, anti-Israel movements have spread more, and in the Middle East countries, they have tried to attack Israeli embassies and consulates.