Mapping the damage to Gaza’s hospitals: Battered, abandoned and raided

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Hayfa Charity Hospital in Gaza City had already been evacuated by the time projectiles plunged into the building on Dec. 27, a hospital project manager said. It was a “terrifying” day in which bombing was “everywhere and random,” Shaima Raafat said in a voice message.

That strike was one of about 90 documented incidents involving hospitals in Gaza since the war between Israel and Hamas began on Oct. 7, according to information from sources including aid groups and hospitals analyzed by The Washington Post. Some, such as Israeli raids on al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City and Nasser Hospital in Khan Younis, drew international headlines. Others — such as the destruction of Hayfa, once a bustling six-floor facility serving about 9,000 patients a month — have gone relatively unnoticed as the fighting rages on.

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