In a statement released by the Federal Republic of Somalia, the country expresses deep concern over the increased violence in the Gaza Strip and condemns the airstrike that took place on Tuesday, targeting a hospital in the city. The airstrike resulted in the loss of lives and extensive damage to property. Somalia, being a member of the League of Arab States, insists that Israel should take full responsibility for this attack, which has received widespread condemnation worldwide. The United Nations has already called for a cessation of hostilities in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.
Somalia strongly condemns the bombing of Ahli Baptist Hospital in Gaza, carried out by Israeli occupation forces, resulting in the death and injury of hundreds of Palestinian civilians. The Israeli Defence Forces must be held accountable for this attack on innocent civilians. Somalia joins numerous other countries in calling for an end to Israel’s bombardment of Gaza.
Both sides have traded blame over the airstrike at Ahli Baptist Hospital, with Hamas claiming that the rocket was fired by the Israeli army, which is also considering ground operations in the region. Hamas has provided videos as evidence to support their claim, although Israel disputes this.
The IDF has denied any involvement in the airstrike and has released videos showing that it was actually a failed missile launch by Hamas, who initiated the offensive two weeks ago. The conflict has resulted in over 4,000 deaths, as confirmed by authorities.