Israel’s attack on Gaza. (file photo)
Two major hospitals in northern Gaza have been closed to new patients due to Israeli bombardment and lack of medicine. Israeli bombardment, fuel and medicine shortages mean people already being treated could die, staff said. Medical workers said hospitals in the north of the Palestinian territory were blockaded by Israeli forces and were barely able to care for the people inside. Israel says it is harboring Hamas terrorists in the area and hospitals should be evacuated.
Gaza’s largest hospital, Al Shifa, and another major hospital, Al-Quds, both said they were suspending admissions on Sunday. Every day more people are killed and injured, but there are fewer places for the injured to go.
bombing of incubators
“My son was injured and there was not a single hospital where I could take him so he could get stitches,” said Ahmed al-Kahlout, who, fearing that nowhere in Gaza was safe, went south in accordance with Israeli advice. Was running towards. A plastic surgeon at Shifa Hospital said that because of the bombing of the building’s incubators he was forced to line up premature babies in normal beds, using the little power available to heat the air conditioning.
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Dr. Ahmed Al Mokhlalati said that we know that this is very risky. We are expecting to lose more of them day by day. Gaza health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra, who was inside the hospital, said the Israeli fire was terrifying medical officials and civilians alike.
Hamas built command centers under hospitals
Israel says Hamas has set up command centers under and near hospitals and needs access to them to free about 200 hostages whom the militants killed in Israel just a month ago. Hamas has denied using hospitals in this way.
talks on release of hostages
On Sunday, a Palestinian official, while giving information about the talks on the release of the hostages, said that because of the way Israel had handled the Shifa hospital, Hamas had suspended the talks. There was no immediate comment from Hamas or Israel, which has said military pressure on Hamas is the only way to get the hostages out. Qatari officials, who are mediating the talks, did not respond to requests for comment.
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Israel’s chief military spokesman, Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari, said the military would help evacuate children from Shifa on Sunday. But Qidra said she was not told how to bring the children to safety. He said that out of a total of 45 babies, three have already died.
Shifa hospital is no longer functioning
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, without giving details, that the hospital was offered fuel but it rejected it. Dr Mohammed Qandil of Nasser Hospital in Khan Yunis in southern Gaza, who has been in contact with colleagues there, said Shifa was beyond the reach of the new wounded. He said that Shifa Hospital is no longer functioning, no one is allowed to go in, no one is allowed to go out.
The World Health Organization said it had lost contact with the hospital and was concerned about the people trapped there. The Palestinian Red Crescent said al-Quds hospital was also out of service, with staff already struggling to care for those held there with little medicine, food and water.
Humanitarian situation worsens in Gaza
Tommaso Della Longa, spokesman for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, said, in the last 6-7 days, Al Quds Hospital has been cut off from the world. No way in, no way out. Four Egyptian security sources said 80 foreigners and several injured Palestinians entered Egypt in the first evacuation since Friday, as the humanitarian situation worsened across Gaza.
Poland said 18 of them were its citizens, and US national security adviser Jake Sullivan told CBS News that US citizens would be flown out of Gaza during Sunday. Two sources said at least 80 aid trucks had gone from Egypt to Gaza by Sunday afternoon. Jordan had earlier said it had airlifted the second batch to a field hospital.
killing about 1200 people
There has been little in Gaza since Israel declared war on Hamas more than a month ago after the militants rampaged through southern Israel, killing nearly 1,200 people and taking more than 200 hostage, according to Israeli officials. Help has arrived. Palestinian officials said Friday that 11,078 Gaza residents have since been killed in air and artillery strikes, about 40% of whom are children.
rumble of tanks
International aid agencies say the disease is spreading among people confined to schools and other shelters and surviving on small amounts of food and water. Jamila from Gaza City said she and her family could hear the rumble of tanks nearby. During the day, people try to search for essential items like bread and water, and at night people try to survive. We hear explosions throughout the night, sometimes we can tell that some of these explosions are crossfires between resistance fighters and Israeli forces.
lots of bombing in the south
The mother of six children said her family is afraid to go. “We have heard a lot of bombings in the south, and there is no food there,” he said on the phone, giving only his first name. Things there do not seem different from our situation here. Palestinian health officials said 13 people were killed in an Israeli airstrike on a house in Khan Younis in southern Gaza on Sunday.
killed many terrorists
The Israeli military said it had killed several militants there and called on civilians to take a four-hour pause to evacuate the south. The Gaza conflict has reignited conflict on Israel’s northern border with Lebanon, which has seen the worst cross-border conflict since 2006.