KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (NEWSnet/AP) — Israel released 55 Palestinians who were detained from Gaza, including the director of the territory's main hospital. 

Mohammed Abu Selmia was detained in November when Israeli forces raided the hospital. 

Palestinian Health Officials say Israeli raids have forced several hospitals to shut down or dramatically reduce services, causing reckless endangerment to citizens. 

Hospitals can lose their protection under international law if combatants use them for military purposes.

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