This announcement comes amid reports of repeated Israeli attacks on the main medical center in the Palestinian Strip
The World Health Organization announced on Sunday that it had lost contact with its officials at Al-Shifa Hospital, the largest hospital in the Gaza Strip. Israel is targeting the facility, claiming that Hamas is using it as a command center for terrorist activities.
According to the WHO statement, the employees could have had it “They join tens of thousands of displaced people who have taken refuge on the hospital grounds and are fleeing the area.”
“There are reports that some of those who fled the hospital were shot at, injured or killed.” The Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said. He added that according to the latest reports “The hospital was surrounded by tanks.”
The organization has repeatedly called for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza, and for the safe medical evacuation of the wounded and sick. that it “With great concern” To preserve the safety of health workers and hundreds of patients, including children.
The World Health Organization also said that recovery staff reported a shortage of clean water and the risk of closure of intensive care units, ventilators and incubators due to fuel shortages.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health said, on Saturday evening, that the Israeli occupation forces were attacking the area surrounding Shifa, noting that ambulances were unable to move due to the siege. “Crazy bombing.”
Colonel Moshe Tetro, an official in the Israeli army, denied that the medical center was in danger, claiming so “There are clashes between Israeli army forces and Hamas terrorists around the hospital.” but “There is no siege”
A few weeks ago, Israeli army spokesman Daniel Hagari said that Hamas was “Working in and under Al-Shifa Hospital” In addition to that “Terrorists move freely” In the largest medical center in Gaza.
The Palestinian militant group Hamas launched a surprise attack on Israel on October 7, killing about 1,200 people and taking 240 hostage, according to the latest update from Israeli officials, who have revised the death toll while still working to identify the victims. In response, West Jerusalem declared war and launched massive air strikes and a ground operation in Gaza. Palestinian officials say that the number of victims among them has reached 11,000 people, including more than 4,500 children.
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