Dozen killed as Israel hits Gaza’s last major hospital – World


Premature infants, evacuated from Gaza City’s Al Shifa hospital, are transported to Egypt in a Red Crescent ambulance by the Rafah crossing, on Monday.—AFP

• Death toll rises above 13,000
• Jordanian subject hospital enters besieged enclave
• 28 untimely infants evacuated

GAZA: Israeli tanks surrounded the Indonesian Hospital in Gaza as floor forces fired into the complicated, killing not less than 12 individuals, together with sufferers, on Monday.

Dozens extra had been wounded and round 700 individuals trapped contained in the “besieged” medical centre.

The hospital, arrange in 2016 with funding from Indonesian organisations, is positioned close to the Jabalia refugee camp. Like all different well being amenities within the northern half of Gaza, the hospital has largely ceased operations however remains to be sheltering sufferers, employees and displaced residents.

Indonesia’s Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi on Monday condemned Israel’s “assault” on the Indonesian Hospital in Gaza.

The head of the World Health Organisation additionally stated he was “appalled” by the assault on the Indonesian Hospital in Gaza that he stated had killed 12 individuals, together with sufferers, citing unspecified studies.

Also on Monday, the Gaza administration up to date its demise toll from the invasion of Israel to 13,300.

The demise toll contains 5,600 youngsters and three,550 ladies, the assertion stated, including that not less than 6,500 individuals have been reported as lacking, 4,400 of whom are ladies and youngsters.

At the opposite finish of the Gaza Strip, well being officers stated not less than 14 Palestinians had been killed in two Israeli air strikes on homes within the city of Rafah, close to the border with Egypt.

In Deir al-Balah south of Gaza City, rescuers searched by the particles for survivors and our bodies, utilizing the lights of their cellphones within the rain.

“There are solely youngsters and ladies in the home and nobody else,” exclaimed one resident. “How can that give them (the Israeli military) an excuse to hit it? …We don’t have any gear to drag individuals out from below the rubble.”

The UN humanitarian company OCHA has described a “collapse of providers” at hospitals acr­o­ss northern Gaza, amid shortages of electrical energy, gasoline and medical provides.

Jordanian subject hospital

Meanwhile, studies {that a} Jordanian subject hospital had entered the Gaza Strip, provided some trigger for optimism.

Mohammed Zaqout, director-basic of Gaza hospitals, stated the sphere hospital will likely be established in Khan Yunis, within the south, “to obtain the wounded and the sick”.

Hospitals within the space had been experiencing “catastrophic” situations, he stated, “with the inflow of a whole lot of wounded every day and continued aggressive aerial and artillery strikes”. They may not settle for sick sufferers or ladies who wanted to provide delivery by Caesarean part, he added.

The subject hospital has a 41-mattress capability, the Jordanian royal palace stated, and Aed Yaghi, head of medical help in Gaza, stated it was accompanied by 170 personnel and 40 vans of medical help.

It would assist ease the strain on current well being providers, he instructed AFP, including: “The variety of medical personnel is proscribed and there aren’t (sufficient) ambulances.” Palestinian medics hope subject hospitals despatched by the United Arab Emirates and Qatar will quickly comply with.

Premature infants

In addition, 28 untimely infants had been evacuated from conflict-torn Gaza to Egypt on Monday.

The World Health Organisation stated 28 untimely infants evacuated from Gaza’s greatest hospital, Al-Shifa, had been taken to security in Egypt by the Rafah crossing, revising down by one a quantity given by Egyptian media.

“All infants are combating severe infections and proceed needing well being care,” the WHO stated, whereas the Israeli military stated it had “helped facilitate” the switch.

Tel Aviv claims that Hamas has used huge tunnel networks beneath Al-Shifa hospital for army functions and confirmed recovered weaponry as proof, however has but to current proof of a major army headquarters beneath floor.

Published in Dawn, November twenty first, 2023

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