Gaza’s health ministry has called on kidney patients to seek treatment at Shifa hospital after “making huge efforts” to reopen the dialysis unit.
It comes after young Palestinians launched a volunteer initiative to clean out hospitals west of Gaza City and restore them to minimal operations.
Mahmoud Hamad, Director General of Administrative Affairs at Gaza’s Ministry of Health, said: “There is not a single facility that did not have equipment and facilities that were destroyed,” saying that all facilities in the Al-Shifa complex were severely damaged. “
Images obtained by Al Jazeera show the extent of damage caused by occupying forces to the hospital and its surrounding area.
On Friday, Israeli occupying forces withdrew from the Shifa Medical Center in Gaza City, some ten days after they attacked and destroyed parts of the facility.
On the other hand, scenes monitored by journalist Ismail Al-Ghoul revealed the massive destruction in and around Gaza’s ports. The port became a concentration area for Israeli forces during their ground invasion of the Gaza Strip. Journalists monitored Israeli army armored vehicles and fortifications near the port.
Journalist Anas Sharif focuses on the ongoing water crisis in the Gaza Strip and its impact on the lives of trapped civilians in the northern Gaza Strip.
Gaza Mayor Yahya al-Sarraj told Al Jazeera that more than 700,000 residents of Gaza City and the northern Gaza Strip are in urgent need of water, food and fuel, noting that the top priority is to distribute water to households.
Sarraj added that day after day they are discovering the extent of the massive damage being done to historic and archaeological structures on the Las Vegas Strip.
Palestinian volunteers face enormous difficulties in delivering humanitarian aid to displaced people in the southern Gaza Strip and besieged people in the north. Despite limited capacity, volunteers worked almost individually to help as many people in need as possible during adverse weather conditions. But those affected say this aid does not meet their minimum needs, especially in terms of food and medicine.
Al Jazeera has obtained scenes showing the suffering of Palestinians in the Jabaliya refugee camp in northern Gaza. The scenes show a school providing shelter to people displaced from different parts of Gaza City following Israel’s ground invasion of the northern region late last month.
As the rains arrive, the suffering of the displaced in UNRWA schools, which have been turned into refuge centres, is doubled, with water and electricity cut off and little aid in the north.
He is the general manager To the World Health Organization Tedros confirmed through the “X” platform account that the resumption of military operations in Gaza means the restart of losses, suffering and severe shortages of supplies.
Ghebreyesus expressed support for the continuation of the ceasefire in Gaza, noting that revenues from medical supplies, fuel and food fell far short of the needs of Gaza residents.
The Gaza Strip is undergoing a four-day humanitarian truce, which was reached following mediation by Qatar in cooperation with Egypt and the United States. The truce began last Friday and was announced today on Monday to be extended for a further two days.