Those trapped in Gaza's Shifa Hospital plan to bury bodies inside compound

Two sources inside Gaza's Shifa Hospital said those trapped in the hospital plan to start burying bodies inside the hospital compound on Tuesday without Israeli approval because the situation is unbearable.

Dr. Ahmad al-Mukhalalati and Gaza Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra said in separate phone calls to Reuters from inside the compound that more than 100 bodies had accumulated there, causing a severe health crisis.

They added that there are plans to bury the bodies today in a mass grave inside the Shifa Medical Complex, explaining that the matter will be very dangerous since there is no cover or protection from the International Committee of the Red Cross, and stressed that there are no other options because the bodies of the dead have begun to decompose.