Something like this should be verifiable even with the current level of the fog of war, if not with respect to the exact date, at least whether the building is still around (from satellite photos etc.)


The Hamas government's deputy health minister told AFP on Sunday [Nov 12] that an Israeli airstrike had "completely destroyed" the cardiac ward building [of Al-Shifa].

Al-Jazeera also reports that event, but there are no images/footage.

Witnesses inside al-Shifa Hospital told the AFP news agency that “violent fighting” had raged around the hospital all Saturday night.

One air strike destroyed the hospital’s cardiac ward, Gaza officials said, while electricity cuts shut off incubators in the neonatal unit hosting around 40 babies and ventilators for others receiving urgent care.

Was there at least a building in the Al-Shifa hospital compound "completely destroyed" on Sunday (or thereabout), and can its original purpose at least be ascertained?

  • Can we say that zero provided photo evidence on such a notable claim is evidence to the contrary?
    – YouDontSay
    Nov 17 at 13:58
  • One quote says "cardiac ward building" and the other says "cardiac ward." Is it in a separate building or is it one part of a larger building? Nov 17 at 20:08
  • @DavidConrad: how should I know?
    – Fizz
    Nov 17 at 20:36
  • 1
    It might be difficult to find out if the building is gone if you don't even know if it was a building to begin with. Nov 18 at 0:13


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