IP - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Russia requested an emergency UN Security Council meeting Tuesday after an Israeli airstrike in the besieged Gaza Strip struck a hospital, killing hundreds of victims.

"The UAE and Russia have called for an emergency UN Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question, following the strike on a hospital in Gaza," the UAE UN mission spokesperson Sgagad Matar wrote on X.

More than 500 people were killed in the Israeli airstrike on Al Maamdani Hospital in the Gaza Strip late Tuesday, Health Ministry spokesperson Ashraf al-Qudra told media.


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