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Wed 28 Feb 2024 1:15 pm - Jerusalem Time

Gaza: Al Awda Hospital in Jabalia announces the cessation of its services due to the depletion of fuel stocks

Al-Awda Hospital in the city of Jabalia, north of the Gaza Strip, announced today, Wednesday, that its services have stopped, due to the exhaustion of fuel and medical supplies.


Yesterday, Tuesday, Al-Awda Hospital warned that its services to the sick and wounded would stop due to the lack of medical supplies, medicines and fuel, in light of the stifling siege and security grip imposed by the Israeli forces on areas in the northern Gaza Strip.


The Director of the Monitoring and Evaluation Department in Al-Awda, Doctor Muhammad Salha, said in a press statement, “The complete cessation of services at Al-Awda Hospital will lead to a complete deprivation of basic health services for citizens, especially in light of the cessation of service by all hospitals in the north.”


He added: "The hospital's cessation of operation will exacerbate the complex health crisis due to the ongoing Israeli aggression and siege since October 7."


The doctor appealed to all international, humanitarian and human rights organisations, “to put pressure on the occupation to supply the hospital with medicines, consumables, medical supplies and fuel.”


The Israeli forces besieged Al Awda Hospital for 18 days, ending on February 10, leaving severe damage to the upper floors of the building, in addition to destroying a number of ambulances located at its entrance.


Since the beginning of the aggression on the Gaza Strip on October 7, Israel has put 31 hospitals out of service by bombing, destroying, and depriving them of medical supplies and fuel. It has also partially targeted 152 health institutions.


In an infinite toll, the number of killed in the Gaza Strip has risen to 29,954, the majority of whom are children and women, since the start of the Israeli occupation aggression on the seventh of last October.

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Gaza: Al Awda Hospital in Jabalia announces the cessation of its services due to the depletion of fuel stocks

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