An Israeli attack on an ambulance convoy near the al-Shifa Hospital in the besieged Gaza Strip has resulted in several deaths and dozens of injuries. The ambulances were transporting critically wounded patients from al-Shifa Hospital to the Rafah border crossing with Egypt when it was targeted. The Palestinian Red Crescent confirmed that one of its ambulances was targeted in the attack, and the staff is safe. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that al-Shifa Hospital, the largest hospital in Gaza, is facing severe overcrowding with a bed occupancy rate of 164%. At least 16 hospitals across Gaza are no longer functioning due to damage from bombing and a lack of fuel. The WHO warned that the fuel shortage risks the lives of the wounded and other patients. Since Israel launched a bombardment of Gaza on October 7, more than 9,200 people have been killed and 23,500 wounded. The Israeli assault on Gaza came after Hamas fighters killed at least 1,400 people, mostly civilians, in an attack on southern Israel.