Israel gives Palestine’s Red Crescent until 1300 GMT to evacuate Al-Quds hospital in Gaza City

GAZA CITY (Reuters) – The Palestinian Red Crescent Society received an order from Israeli forces on Saturday with a new deadline to evacuate its Al-Quds hospital in Gaza City by 1300 GMT (16:00 pm local), according to a statement.

An initial deadline was given for 0300 GMT (06:00 am local) but was later extended.

However, the association said they cannot evacuate the hospital and it is obliged under a humanitarian mandate to continue providing services to the sick and wounded, the statement added.

(Reporting by Ali Sawafta, Writing by Adam Makary; Editing by Sharon Singleton)