IDF says it has entered Gaza's al-Shifa hospital in 'targeted' operation against Hamas --Gaza health ministry says tanks and 'dozens of soldiers' inside complex where thousands of Palestinian patients, doctors and displaced people are believed to be sheltering | 14 Nov 2023 | Israel's military has said it was carrying out a raid against Hamas in al-Shifa hospital early on Wednesday, conducting what it called a "precise and targeted operation against Hamas in a specified area" of the medical complex. Less than an hour earlier, around 1am local time, a Gaza health ministry spokesperson said Israel had told officials in the territory that it would raid the hospital complex "in the coming minutes." Al-Shifa is Gaza's biggest hospital. Dr Munir al-Bursh, director-general of the Gaza health ministry, told Al Jazeera television that Israeli forces had raided the western side of the sprawling site. "There are big explosions and dust entered the areas where we are. We believe an explosion occurred inside the hospital," Bursh said.