Soroka-University Medical Center in Beersheba reported on Saturday night that it had received more than 520 casualties since the beginning of the fighting. The South’s medical resources were stretched to its limits Saturday as hundreds of wounded from the Hamas attack were brought to for medical care. Soroka-University Medical Center in Beersheba reported last night that it had received more than 520 casualties since the beginning of the fighting.
With the death toll from the Hamas attack on Israeli towns near the Gaza border now over 1,000, and at least 2,700 Israelis wounded, victims have poured into local hospitals. Soroka Medical Center, located just east of Gaza in Beersheva, is now using facial recognition to help family members locate their missing loved ones.
“The extent of the injuries to civilians, children, the elderly was unprecedented,” Dr. Shlomi Codish, CEO of Soroka, told The Post. “In the first 18 hours, we saw 700 people and treated them under fire — literally. Bombs were falling around us and air raid sirens were going off.” Working 36-hour shifts, the staff has seen the unimaginable. “What human being shoots young women in their beds, in their sleep?” asked Codish. “We had a patient come in, wearing her pajamas after being shot in bed. What are they protecting against?
There are some 700 injured citizens being treated at Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba, Channel 12 reports, with many recounting the harrowing ordeals they faced in the Hamas assault. Describing their experience as “a disaster,” one injured couple relates how they were driving to visit relatives in one of the communities near Gaza when they encountered a truck full of armed terrorists.