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Israel’s Progress in Gaza: Largest Hospital Out of Service


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According to consistent media reports, the largest clinic in the Gaza Strip is not functioning, according to a doctor and the Ministry of Health, which is controlled by the Islamist Hamas. “There is no more electricity,” Ghasan Abu Sidda, a doctor at Shifa Hospital, told the German Press Agency on Saturday. Rockets also hit the base. “Most of the staff have left the hospital.” The injured may have left. According to him, a major medical team is still attending to the seriously injured.

Newborns are at risk of death – civilians on site

“As a result, a newborn baby died in an incubator with 45 babies,” Ashraf al-Qitra, a spokesman for the health authority in the Gaza Strip, which is controlled by the radical Islamist Hamas, told Reuters. Other children are at risk of dying. The information could not be independently verified at first.

Residents said the Israeli army struck targets in and around Gaza City on Saturday night. “The situation is worse than anyone can imagine,” Kitra said. The entire Al-Shifa hospital campus is under siege and most buildings have been targeted. The Israeli army said several thousand more were inside the hospital compound and needed to be brought to safety.

Israel: Do not attack Shifa Hospital

According to Dr. Ghazan Abu Sidda, only one clinic, Al-Ahli Hospital in the Gaza Strip, is operating now. The area there was converted into a hospital. The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Friday that only 20 of the 36 hospitals in the coastal region are currently out of use. The rest of the clinics were operating only in emergency mode due to fuel shortages among others. Generators need fuel to produce electricity for the clinics.

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Mohammed Abu Salamiya, director of the Shifa Clinic, confirmed that operations there had been halted. Two grenades landed in the yard. The main entrance and facade were damaged. According to his account, there was also a fire in one part of the area. The clinic director spoke of “Israeli attacks”.

An Israeli military spokesman said in the afternoon that Shifa Hospital was not currently under attack by Israeli troops. However, they had a fight near the clinic. But people can leave the hospital safely.

According to Israeli intelligence, Hamas, which rules the coastal region, uses Shifa Hospital as a command and control center. This information cannot be independently verified at this time.

Israel corrects death toll in Hamas massacre to 1,200

The Israeli military, which sealed off the Gaza Strip in response to a Hamas attack on October 7, continues to attack targets there. According to Palestinian reports, more than 10,000 people died. According to aid organizations, one in three victims is a child. Here too, the information cannot be verified However, experts believe that the number of victims is reliable.

Meanwhile, Israel revised the death toll from the massacre to 1,200, according to an Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman. Until now, the Israeli side has always put the death toll at around 1,400. “The official number of people massacred on October 7 is about 1,200,” Lior Haiat said Friday evening. The number was updated the previous day. “This is an updated estimate,” Hyatt wrote. The number can still change, for example if all bodies are identified. More than four weeks after the attack, this is not the case.

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