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Israel's attack on hospital in Gaza 'unacceptable': Canadian prime minister

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday said a reported Israeli strike on a hospital in Gaza was "horrific and absolutely unacceptable."

Agencies and A News MIDDLE EAST
Published October 17,2023
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (REUTERS File Photo)

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday said an Israeli strike on a hospital in the Gaza Strip was "horrific and absolutely unacceptable."

"The news coming from Gaza are devastating," Trudeau said.

"It is horrible, it is unacceptable. International human rights laws need to be respected at all times. This is illegal," he added.

More than 500 people were killed in the Israeli airstrike on the Al-Ahli Baptist Hospital in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday night, Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra told Anadolu.

Footage showed corpses scattered across the hospital grounds.

The airstrike comes on day 11 in the current conflict, with a growing international chorus of non-governmental groups and world leaders saying the Israeli bombing campaign on the besieged Gaza Strip-including healthcare facilities, homes, and houses of worship-violates international law and may constitute a war crime.

Palestinian group Hamas called the targeting of the hospital an act of "genocide."