An Artillery Attack Has Hit a Hospital in Syria; Two Rockets Fired from Gaza
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Syria: Artillery shells hit charity-backed hospital in Idlib
An artillery attack has hit a hospital in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province, wounding seven people with one in a critical condition, according to a UK-based charity.
Save the Children said artillery shells struck the southern wing of a health centre it supports on Thursday in the town of Maarat al-Numan in northwestern Syria.
About 60 patients, including children, were in the facility at the time of the attack, according to the NGO. A doctor was among the wounded, it added, without specifying who was behind the shelling.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Syrian government attacks hit the town of Maarat al-Numan on Thursday, without specifying casualties.
“The Maraat al-Numan health compound served up to 300,000 people living in the area, with on average 200 visitors daily, offering critical help to hundreds of children and their families,” Save the Children said in a statement.
It said the attack put the facility out of service, but the full extent of the damage was not yet clear.
“Yet again, civilians are paying the price of a long, deadly conflict,” Save the Children spokesman Amjad Yamin said.
The rebel-held province has endured a Russian-backed bombing campaign that aims to recapture the last remaining opposition stronghold in Syria.
The four-month-long offensive has killed nearly 1,000 civilians, according to the Syrian Observatory.
2 rockets fired from Gaza set off sirens, fall short of border fence, IDF says
Two projectiles fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip on Friday fell short of the border fence, landing inside the Hamas-held territory, the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement.
The launches triggered incoming rocket sirens in the Gaza border community of Kissufim in southern Israel shortly before midnight.
The incident came hours after a Palestinian man was killed during riots along the Gaza-Israel border fence on Friday, according to the Hamas-run health ministry, as thousands took part in weekly protests.
Alaa Hamdan, 28, was shot in the chest by IDF soldiers in a clash near Jabalia in northern Gaza, the ministry’s spokesman said. The IDF had no immediate comment on the death.
Israel’s Channel 12 said the death may have been caused by a Palestinian grenade.
Five other demonstrators were wounded by gunfire, the Hamas-run ministry said.
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Source: Al Jazeera, TTI