Gaza’s well being ministry spokesperson says occupancy charge in hospitals within the enclave’s north has reached 190 p.c as they overflow with the wounded.
Hospitals in northern Gaza at the moment are fully out of service, in line with the besieged enclave’s Ministry of Well being.
Ashraf al-Qudra, Gaza’s well being ministry spokesperson, stated in an interview with Al Jazeera on Tuesday that the occupancy charge in hospitals in Gaza’s north has reached 190 p.c.
Israel bombed and destroyed elements of al-Shifa Hospital, the most important in Gaza, the place greater than 700 individuals are nonetheless held captive underneath a siege by the Israeli military, in line with al-Qudra.
Final week, Israeli forces seized the hospital to seek for what they stated was a Hamas tunnel community and command centre constructed beneath the complicated. Hamas has denied the allegations.
A bunch of 28 premature babies had been evacuated from the al-Shifa Hospital to Egypt to obtain therapy on Monday, in line with the Palestinian authorities and the World Well being Group (WHO).
‘Circle of dying’
Al-Qudra additionally stated that about 120 folks had been evacuated from northern Gaza’s Indonesian Hospital to Nasser Medical Advanced within the south of the Strip.
There are nonetheless greater than 400 injured folks contained in the Indonesian Hospital, along with about 200 medical employees and greater than 2,000 others taking refuge, he added.
The Israeli military has put these contained in the hospital in a “circle of dying”, concentrating on anyone who strikes across the hospital or inside it, al-Qudra stated.
Gaza’s well being ministry had stated on Monday that a minimum of 12 Palestinians had been killed and dozens wounded by assaults on the hospital funded by Jakarta, which is at the moment surrounded by Israeli tanks.
The WHO stated on the identical day that the Indonesian Hospital was solely in a position to present primary companies, with the lives of these with extreme accidents and different medical emergencies being at quick threat.
Al-Qudra additionally stated that Israeli air strikes focused the home of Gaza’s deputy undersecretary of the well being ministry on Tuesday morning, including that there have been 56 of his family in the home who had been displaced from completely different areas of Gaza.
Rescue groups managed to search out 17 our bodies whereas the remaining are nonetheless underneath the rubble, in line with the spokesperson.
Hospitals in northern Gaza and Gaza Metropolis have confronted energy outages attributable to a scarcity of gasoline and Israeli assaults.
They’ve additionally confronted extreme shortages of water, important medicines and provides as Israel continues its floor operations and air strikes on the enclave.
The WHO says it has recorded 335 assaults on well being complexes within the occupied Palestinian territory since October 7, the start of the Gaza conflict, together with 164 assaults within the Gaza Strip and 171 assaults within the West Financial institution.
These assaults have resulted in pressured mass evacuations from hospitals, and a number of fatalities and casualties amongst sufferers, their companions, and displaced folks taking refuge there, in line with the WHO.
At the least 13,000 Palestinians – about 5,600 of them youngsters and three,500 ladies – have been killed in Gaza since Israel launched its air and floor assault on Gaza after the October 7 assaults by Hamas concentrating on Israel, in line with the enclave’s well being ministry.
Hamas and allied teams took about 240 captives throughout their incursion into southern Israel that killed about 1,200 folks, in line with Israeli authorities.