Khan Younis in southern Gaza - The director of Gaza's Al-Shifa Hospital said on Tuesday that 179 people, including babies and patients who died in the intensive care unit, had been buried in a "mass grave" at the hospital complex.

Israeli Army tanks were massed near the gates of Gaza's main hospital where civilians were trapped in dire conditions on Tuesday. US President Joe Biden called on Israel to protect the complex.

"We were forced to bury them in a mass grave," said Al-Shifa hospital director Mohammad Abu Salmiyah, adding that seven babies and 29 intensive care patients were among those buried after the hospital's fuel supplies ran out.

Reports say that premature babies dying due to the lack of electricity and patients facing gunfire, a surgeon working for Doctors Without Borders said.

Israel has agreed to daily pauses in military operations around specified humanitarian "corridors" to allow Gazans to flee fighting, but insisted there will be no broader ceasefire before hostages are released. Qatar is mediating talks on a possible deal to free the hostages.

Gaza death toll rises to 11,320

The Gaza health ministry said on Tuesday that the death toll from Israel's attack on the Palestinian territory had reached 11,320.

The dead included 4,650 children and 3,145 women, according to the ministry, which has struggled to keep an exact toll of the dead due to the scale of Israel's air and ground assault on northern Gaza.

MSF medics enter Gaza amid collapse in health system

Doctors Without Borders have said that a team of 15 international and national staff have made it into southern Gaza through Egypt's Rafah crossing to help with providing healthcare, amid the collapse of Gaza’s medical infrastructure.

Many of our Palestinian colleagues continue to work tirelessly in support of the local health authorities across #Gaza, where people with horrific wounds and severe burns are flooding the hospitals as a result of the continuous bombing.

An MSF team of 15 international and national staff entered #Gaza from Egypt via the Rafah crossing point. They will aim to support medical and surgical capacity in the Strip, where the healthcare infrastructure has collapsed, and medics are utterly exhausted.

UN chief 'deeply disturbed' by situation in Gaza hospitals

The head of the UN said Tuesday he was "deeply disturbed by the horrible situation" in Gaza hospitals, as the facilities struggle without power and with mounting numbers of decomposing bodies during the Israeli bombardment of the territory.

"The Secretary-General is deeply disturbed by the horrible situation and dramatic loss of life in several hospitals in Gaza," Antonio Guterres's spokesman said in a statement.

"In the name of humanity, the Secretary-General calls for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire."

UN chief calls for immediate Gaza truce 'in name of humanity

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is deeply disturbed by the "dramatic loss of life" in several hospitals in the Gaza Strip, his spokesman said on Tuesday.

"In the name of humanity, the secretary-general calls for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire," U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters.

People trapped in Al Shifa Hospital plan to bury bodies

People trapped inside Gaza's Al Shifa Hospital plan to start burying bodies within the hospital compound on Tuesday without Israeli approval because the situation has become untenable, two sources at the hospital said.

Dr. Ahmed Al Mokhallalati, a surgeon, and Gaza health ministry spokesman Ashraf Al-Qidra said in separate telephone interviews from within the compound that more than 100 bodies had accumulated there, creating an acute sanitary crisis.

"We are planning to bury them today in a mass grave inside the Al Shifa medical complex. It is going to be very dangerous as we don't have any cover or protection from the ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross), but we have no other options, the corpses of the martyrs began to decompose," said Qidra. "The men are digging right now as we speak."


Israeli forces arrest 28 and kill 6 in the West Bank

Israeli forces conducted a series of detentions, arresting 28 Palestinians from the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem on Tuesday morning, as reported by the Wafa news agency.

These arrests coincided with an Israeli operation killing six Palestinians in Tulkarm. Three fell victim to a drone strike, while others were shot in Tulkarm refugee camp.

The raid left twelve others injured, including four in critical condition, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.


Attacks on Gaza hospitals possibly 'war crimes': HRW

Human Rights Watch condemned Israeli military’s "unlawful attacks" on hospitals and medical teams in Gaza on Tuesday.

The HRW report accused the Israeli attacks of "destroying Gaza’s healthcare system" and said "they should be investigated as war crimes."