Today, Friday, the Israeli occupation army bombed hospitals in Gaza A siege was imposed on a number of them, and while medical facilities were unable to care for the injured and sick, the International Red Cross said that the situation of the health system in the Gaza Strip had reached the point of no return.
There are many hospitals, most notably… Al-Shifa Medical Complexin the range of Israeli fire after the occupation tanks penetrated some neighborhoods of Gaza.
Al Jazeera’s correspondent reported that an Israeli artillery shelling targeted the vicinity of Al-Shifa Hospital, west of Gaza City, this evening.
Earlier today, the occupation forces bombed the clinic building in Al-Shifa Hospital, whose courtyards house thousands of displaced people, resulting in the death of 13 people, according to the government media office in Gaza.
In a previous interview with Al Jazeera, the director of hospitals in the Gaza Strip, Muhammad Zaqout, warned that the occupation is preparing the largest massacre against Al-Shifa Hospital, which was targeted 5 times, indicating that the dangers do not threaten Al-Shifa Complex alone.
This comes while the Israeli army is still repeating its allegations that fighters Hamas They launch attacks from Al-Shifa Hospital and other hospitals in the Gaza Strip.
Hamas denied these allegations, and international organizations – such as Human Rights Watch – confirmed that there was no evidence of this.
The World Health Organization said that health teams in Gaza confirm that there is intense violence around Al-Shifa Hospital.
For its part, the Palestinian Red Crescent said that snipers from the occupation forces targeted Al-Quds Hospital, killing one person and wounding 28, the majority of whom were children.
The director of hospitals in Gaza, Muhammad Zaqout, told Al Jazeera that communication with Al-Quds Hospital was cut off due to the Israeli bombing.
The Israeli army is also imposing a siege on Al-Nasr Children’s Hospital in Gaza for the fourth day.
At dawn today, an Israeli bombing targeted Al-Rantisi Specialized Hospital for Children, causing a large fire to break out in the facility’s basement and some of its facilities.
In this context, the director of Al-Rantisi Hospital, Mustafa Al-Kahlot, confirmed to Al-Jazeera that the Israeli army has besieged the hospital since yesterday.
The Indonesian Hospital north of the Gaza Strip was also bombed yesterday evening.
Meanwhile, the International Red Cross confirmed that the situation of the health system in the Gaza Strip has reached the point of no return, with fuel and medical supplies running out and electricity being cut off.
The Red Cross said that the lives of thousands of civilians, patients and medical personnel in Gaza are at risk in light of this situation, calling for the protection of patients and medical care workers amid the escalation of attacks on medical facilities.
In statements to Al Jazeera, the director of Al Shifa Medical Complex, Muhammad Abu Salamiya, described to Al Jazeera the current situation as tragic, saying that today was a day of war on hospitals in Gaza.
In this context, the spokesman for the Ministry of Health in Gaza, Ashraf Al-Qudra, told Al-Jazeera that ambulances are unable to work amid the ongoing Israeli targeting.
Al Jazeera’s correspondent reported that there was a power outage in the Indonesian Hospital in the northern Gaza Strip after the fuel stock ran out.
For its part, the Palestinian Red Crescent said that the hospitals in the Gaza Strip are suffering from a catastrophic situation, as there is no water or food provided to the sick and displaced.
The Ministry of Health in Gaza confirmed that 21 hospitals and 47 health centers in the Strip were out of service, noting that a similar fate awaits other hospitals due to running out of fuel and power outages.
She added that Gaza Strip hospitals are facing critical hours as a result of the lack of fuel entry and deliberate targeting by the Israeli occupation forces.