Hospitals in Israel Move Underground to Keep Working Amid Rockets from Lebanon

November 9, 2023

Close up image of barbed wire

(NPR) – The community hospital in Nahariya is just 6 miles from the border with Lebanon — where tensions and fighting between Israel and Lebanese militants are intensifying. The Israeli military says about 125,000 people have been evacuated from the border region to points south. “We are underground with the patients because we are preparing ourselves to continue taking care of our patients, even under fire,” explains Dr. Masad Barhoum, the director of the hospital. He’s wearing a protective vest over his dress shirt. (Read More)