Mass grave found in courtyard of Shifa Hospital

A mass grave where Palestinians were buried by the Israeli occupation army has been discovered in the courtyard of the Shifa Medical Complex, west of Gaza City, the Government Media Office announced yesterday.

Ten bodies were discovered in the grave, the statement said, adding that they were executed and buried by the Israeli army during its military operation in the hospital.

Motasem Salah, director of the Gaza Emergency Operations Centre in the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza, said: “The first mass grave was discovered in the Al-Shifa Medical Complex after 10 bodies were found buried in front of the reception area of the complex [in the hospital’s front courtyard].”