At Shifa Main Hospital, many of the injured were receiving visitors for the first time in days, as it was too dangerous to venture before.
In a recovery room, several people crowded around a woman with fresh red burns covering her entire face and a surgical metal wand protruding just above her left ankle.
Mona Amin, 47, had been at home in the northern city of Beit Lahia when she said an Israeli missile directly pierced her apartment and detonated her neighbor’s building.
“I was asleep,” she breathed hissing quietly, barely moving her body except her eyes and mouth. His forearms were covered in white bandages and a dressing on his head, mostly covered by his hijab, hid a shrapnel wound.
Amin said the strike killed her husband and three of her six children.