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Over 200 attacks registered in health sector in Gaza: WHO

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Over 200 attacks registered in health sector in Gaza: WHO
Over 200 attacks registered in health sector in Gaza: WHO

The World Health Organization on Tuesday (December 5, 2023) stated it has recorded 203 attacks on medical amenities and health employees in the Gaza Strip between October 7 to November 28.

Over 200 attacks registered in health sector in Gaza: WHO
 Displaced individuals stroll from the north of Gaza in direction of the south, as ambulances head in the opposite route. Photo Courtesy: UNRWA/Ashraf Amra

In its X put up, the health group stated: “About 1.9 million individuals, practically 80% of Gaza’s inhabitants, are estimated to be internally displaced. Recent evacuation orders cowl 20% of Khan Younis and localities east of Khan Younis, which previous to the hostilities had been residence to almost 117 000 and 352 000 individuals, respectively.”

“In lower than 60 days, the variety of functioning hospitals has dropped from 36 to 18. Of these, three are solely offering primary first help, whereas the remaining hospitals are delivering solely partial providers. Those capable of admit sufferers are delivering providers nicely over their supposed capacities, with some treating two to 3 instances as many sufferers as they had been designed for. The 12 hospitals which are nonetheless operational in the south at the moment are the spine of the health system,” WHO stated.

WHO stated: “From 7 October to twenty-eight November, WHO recorded an unprecedented variety of attacks on health care: 203 attacks on hospitals, ambulances, medical provides, and the detention of health-care employees. This is unacceptable. There are means to guard civilians and civilian infrastructure, and they need to be instituted.”

Hamas launched a large-scale rocket assault in opposition to Israel from the Gaza Strip and breached the border on October 7.

In response to the October 7 attacks, Israel launched retaliatory strikes and ordered an entire blockade of Gaza, reducing off provides of water, meals, and gas.

Israel launched a floor incursion into the Gaza Strip on October 27 with the declared aim of eliminating Hamas fighters and rescuing the hostages.

Qatar mediated a deal between Israel and Hamas on a brief truce on November 24 and the trade of a few of the prisoners and hostages occurred over the following few days.

During the interval, humanitarian help was additionally delivered to the Gaza Strip.

After extending for a number of days, the truce ended on December 1 and Israeli navy resumed preventing in opposition to Hamas in the Gaza Strip, saying the group had violated the humanitarian pause.

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