25 Jan 2024

Gaza's main hospitals and escape route cut off by Israeli army

From Checkpoint, 6:11 pm on 25 January 2024

The Israeli army has cut off southern Gaza's main hospitals and closed a significant escape route for hundreds of thousands of civilians who had been sheltering in Khan Younis according to Palestinian Health officials.

Israel has denied reports its tanks are responsible for strikes on a UN compound in the city causing mass casualties; including nine fatalities.

Thousands of people sheltering in hospital's in Khan Younis are now reportedly trapped where they are with Israeli troops encircling the city effectively cutting off access.

Jonathan Crickx speaks to Lisa Owen.