‘The wounded started stumbling towards us’: Surgeon inside theatre when blast shook Gaza hospital

UK surgeon Dr Ghassan Abu-Sittah was in theatre when the blast hit, leaving 'hundreds of severely wounded and dead'.
Australian Associated Press
Bodies of Palestinians killed by an airstrike that hit the Ahli Arab hospital are seen gathered at the front yard of the al-Shifa hospital, in Gaza City, central Gaza Strip, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023. Photo: AAP

Doctors have described the chaotic horror that unfolded moments after a huge blast tore through the Al-Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza killing hundreds of people.

The explosion at the hospital is now the centre of an international row about who was responsible — the Israeli military or a militant group called Palestinian Islamic Jihad — with each side accusing each other of lies.