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According to Al Jazeera, Israeli tanks attacked a hospital in Gaza, killing at least five patients and wounding at least 50 people.

Here's the lede:

Israeli tanks have shelled a hospital in the central Gaza Strip, killing at least five people and wounding at least another 50.

Al Jazeera's Stephanie Dekker, reporting from Gaza, said according to early reports the third floor of the al-Aqsa Hospital in Deir al-Balah had been hit by at least three tank shells on Monday.

The hospital is the third to be hit by Israeli tank fire since Israel launched its ground offensive in Gaza four days ago.

She said the scene was an area "where a lot of people had been fleeing to".

You don't hit a hospital three times by accident.  This is not self-defense.  This is slaughter and terrorism.

It's a war crime.

Israel has Gaza blockaded and terrorized so they never have enough medical workers or medical supplies.  It's got the electricity knocked out and most of the water contaminated.  And then it adds insult to injury by killing sick people in hospitals.  No words are sufficient to denounce such immoral barbarity.

Here's a report on the incident from BBC News: .

In my opinion the best international reporting these days, on almost every topic, is from Al Jazeera and BBC News.

UPDATE:  I need to get to work, so I can't tend this much more.  Surprised to see this squib on the reclist, but it IS an important story.

Let's see if we can make this a relatively civil I/P diary with no HRs.

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