TEHRAN, Nov. 18 (Xinhua) -- Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani on Saturday condemned Israeli attacks on hospitals in the Gaza Strip as violations of human rights principles and international law.
In a post on social media platform X, Kanaani said attacking medical centers was also in violation of the Geneva Conventions.
"After Israeli officials' failure in proving their false claims about Al-Shifa Hospital (in Gaza), the Israeli army has resumed attacks on other hospitals in Gaza. Striking the hospitals of Indonesia and Jordan is another manifestation of Israel's aggressive and brutal nature," he said.
Israeli forces raided Al-Shifa Hospital a number of times over the past days, claiming that a Hamas military headquarters was concealed below the medical compound, for which they have not provided any evidence yet.
Both Hamas and the health ministry in Gaza denied Israel's accusations.
Israel on Wednesday carried out a strike on a Jordanian military hospital in Gaza, in which seven Jordanian medics were wounded.
The Israeli army has also shelled the vicinity of the Indonesian Hospital in northern Gaza over the past days. The hospital, according to its director Atef al-Kahlout, "has gone completely out of service" due to a lack of supplies and an overwhelming number of patients amid Israelis attacks on the coastal enclave.
In addition, Palestine TV reported on Saturday morning that the Israeli army had demanded the evacuation of Al-Shifa Hospital within an hour.
Israel has been carrying out attacks on Gaza over the past weeks and has imposed a siege on the enclave to retaliate Hamas attacks on southern Israel on Oct. 7. The conflict has so far led to the deaths of over 11,500 Palestinians in Gaza. On the Israeli side, about 1,200 people lost their lives, the majority of whom were killed in the Hamas attacks.