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Israeli operations at Al-Shifa hospital enter 2 week mark as those trapped inside run out of basic supplies

From CNN's Lauren Izso, Sarah Sirgany, Kareem Khadder and Sophie Jeong

The Israeli military says it is continuing its operations in and around Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City for a fourteenth day, while forces continue to conduct operations in the Al Amal area of Khan Younis.

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and Israeli Security Agency (ISA) were conducting “precise operational activity” in the area of Al-Shifa hospital, the IDF said Sunday.

The IDF said it was “preventing harm” to civilians, patients and medical teams and killed what it described as “terrorists barricaded in the area in close-quarters combat and located weapons in the area of the hospital.”

However, Gaza’s Health Ministry on Saturday said that 107 patients, including 30 paralyzed patients, and 60 medical staff remain in Al-Shifa hospital in “inhuman conditions, without water, medicine, food or electricity.”

“The occupation has prevented all attempts to evacuate these patients through international institutions,” the ministry said, adding that the lives of these patients are in grave danger.

Palestinians inside Al-Shifa and around it have reported civilian casualties and arrests, as well as large-scale destruction at the complex.

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