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Thu 13 Jun 2024 8:12 am - Jerusalem Time

Director of field hospitals in Gaza told Al-Quds: Death threatens the lives of thousands of patients and wounded

-The number of infections exceeds the capacity of hospitals to absorb them and provide appropriate treatment for them.


-We receive daily large numbers of wounded people with critical injuries who need to receive treatment abroad


Hospitals are suffering from a severe shortage of medicines and medical supplies, and the medicines that are running out cannot be replaced


The threat of running out of fuel and oxygen threatens the lives of respiratory patients and the death of 32 children due to malnutrition



The director of field hospitals in the Gaza Strip, Dr. Marwan Al-Hams, warned that death threatens the lives of thousands of patients and wounded, as the number of infections exceeds the hospitals’ ability to absorb them and provide appropriate treatment for them.


Al-Hams said in an interview with Al-Quds.com, “We receive daily large numbers of wounded people with critical injuries and in need of treatment abroad, while hospitals suffer from a severe shortage of medicines and medical supplies, and the medicines that run out cannot be replaced, while the exhaustion of fuel and oxygen threatens to run out.” The lives of respiratory patients, noting the death of 32 children due to malnutrition.”


During the past 24 hours, the occupation army committed 3 massacres in Gaza, resulting in 38 dead and 100 injuries, bringing the death toll to 37,202 and the wounded to 84,932 since October 7, 2023. This comes at a time when Israeli aircraft continued to launch raids on the Al-Shuja’iya neighborhood and the Al-Nasr neighborhood. , Gaza City and Rafah. Israeli army vehicles made a limited incursion into the east of the Al-Zaytoun neighborhood, coinciding with clashes with the resistance, heavy fire from military vehicles, and artillery shelling targeting Al-Bureij Camp and the north of Al-Nuseirat Camp, while the Ministry of Health in Gaza warned that hospitals and health centers and the only station in the Gaza Governorate that supplies Health facilities and chronic patients with oxygen, due to the occupation’s control over the crossings and the failure to bring in diesel fuel to operate the generator feeding the oxygen station and the refrigerators for storing medicines, while the World Health Organization documented 32 deaths in Gaza as a result of malnutrition, including 28 cases of children under the age of five.

In detail, the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip has entered its 250th day, leaving dozens of dead and wounded, and widespread destruction in citizens’ homes, economic facilities, and infrastructure.


Israeli raids targeting various areas of the Gaza Strip yesterday resulted in the death of about 25 citizens, and this coincided with clashes in the Shaboura camp following incursions by the occupation army into the area.


Local sources said that 5 citizens were martyred and others were injured in an Israeli bombing on the town of Al-Mughraqa in the central Gaza Strip.


The Red Crescent announced the death of 6 citizens when the occupation aircraft bombed a house for the Azzam family near Al-Abrar Mosque in the Al-Zaytoun neighborhood, southeast of Gaza City.


Israeli artillery bombed large areas in the center and west of Rafah: Al-Shaboura Camp, the Al-Balad area, the vicinity of Zoroub Roundabout, and Tal Zoroub, resulting in the death and injury of a number of citizens, including children and women.


Yesterday at dawn, 7 citizens were killed and a number were wounded in an Israeli missile strike that targeted a house for the Al-Fayoumi family in the Al-Shujaiya neighborhood, east of Gaza City. They arrived at Al-Baptist Hospital in the city.


A child was killed and a number of citizens were injured in an Israeli bombing that targeted a house in the Al-Nasr neighborhood, north of the city of Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip. It reached Nasser Hospital in the neighboring city of Khan Yunis.


Air strikes from an Israeli warplane targeted the center of Gaza City, while artillery shelling targeted the vicinity of the new camp, north of Nuseirat, southeast of the Maghazi camp in the central Gaza Strip, and the eastern areas of the city of Khan Yunis, south of the Strip.


The occupation army's artillery also bombed the surroundings of Khirbet Al-Adas, Al-Shaboura Camp, Yabna Camp, and the Tal Al-Sultan neighborhood in the city of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.


Eyewitnesses reported that the occupation forces blew up a residential square in the Shaboura camp in the center of Rafah. They added that the occupation forces re-entered the camp, amid artillery shelling and air strikes.


They pointed out that there were clashes between the resistance and the occupation forces penetrating the camp and other areas south of the Gaza Strip.
The Al-Quds Brigades - the military wing of the Islamic Jihad Movement - said that it targeted gatherings of occupation forces penetrating the Shaboura camp with 60-caliber mortar shells.


The Israeli army said that the forces of the 162nd Division continue to fight in Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.


On the other hand, the Ministry of Health in Gaza warned of the cessation of hospitals, health centers and the only station in Gaza Governorate that supplies health facilities and chronic patients with oxygen, due to the occupation’s control over the crossings and the failure to bring in diesel to operate the generator feeding the oxygen station and the refrigerators for storing medicines.


The Ministry of Health said that the lives of dozens of sick and wounded people are at risk of inevitable death, in addition to the exposure of medicines in refrigerators to damage, and it appealed to all concerned, international and humanitarian institutions to quickly intervene to bring in fuel, electric generators and spare parts needed for maintenance.


For its part, Doctors Without Borders confirmed that more than 800 martyrs and about 2,400 wounded were recorded as a result of intensive bombing and ground attacks by Israeli forces in Gaza since the beginning of this June.

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