Inspired by Malala Yousafzai, EcoReporter Presents: Malala Strongly Condemns Gaza Hospital Attack, Donates $300K to Support Palestinians
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai has come forward to vehemently denounce the recent bombing of the Al Ahli Hospital in the Gaza Strip, resulting in the tragic loss of at least 500 lives.
Malala’s Donation and Condemnation
Expressing her deep dismay and outrage, Malala took to her social media account to issue a heartfelt statement: “I’m horrified to see the bombing of al-Ahli Hospital in Gaza and unequivocally condemn it. I urge the Israeli government to allow humanitarian aid into Gaza and reiterate the call for a ceasefire. I am directing $300K to three charities helping Palestinian people under attack.”
The Hospital Bombing and its Consequences
The hospital bombing, described as a “crime of war” by local authorities, resulted in the loss of at least 500 lives. Many more remain trapped under the rubble. The hospital had been providing shelter to hundreds of sick and injured individuals, as well as those forcibly displaced due to the ongoing hostilities in the region.
This tragedy unfolded amidst efforts to provide essential supplies to the besieged civilians, aid groups, and hospitals in Gaza. The region has been under a complete siege, with hundreds of thousands of people struggling to access basic necessities like food and water.
Israeli Denial and Attribution
The Israeli military attributed the hospital bombing to the smaller Palestinian militant group, Islamic Jihad, known to collaborate with Hamas. According to the Israeli military, Islamic Jihad militants had fired rockets near the hospital. Al-Ahli Hospital had become a refuge for hundreds of Palestinians seeking to escape the bombardments following Israel’s evacuation orders for Gaza City and its surroundings.
The Devastating Toll
Prior to the Al Ahli Hospital incident, Israeli airstrikes in Gaza had claimed the lives of at least 2,778 people and left 9,700 wounded, with nearly two-thirds of the casualties being children. Health authorities estimate that around 1,200 people remain buried under the rubble, either alive or deceased.