A Reporter’s Journey Into Gaza

As the war against Hamas enters a seventh week, Israel finds itself under intense pressure to justify its actions in Gaza, including the raid of Al-Shifa Hospital, which it says is a center of Hamas activity. Hamas and hospital officials deny the accusation.

Patrick Kingsley, the Jerusalem bureau chief for The Times, was one of the reporters invited by the Israeli military on an escorted trip into the enclave.

Patrick Kingsley, Jerusalem bureau chief for The New York Times.

Two armed military members are wearing heavy protective gear in a dark environment.
Soldiers from the Seventh Brigade of the Israeli military took journalists to see a stone-and-concrete shaft on the grounds of Al-Shifa Hospital.Daniel Berehulak/The New York Times
  • Traveling into Gaza with an Israeli military convoy, Times journalists saw houses flattened like playing cards and a city utterly disfigured.

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Patrick Kingsley contributed reporting.

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