The Palestinian authorities in Rafah, in the Gaza Strip, recovered eight dead bodies from under the rubble of houses bombed by the occupation, bringing the death toll to 29 people.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health in the Gaza Strip announced that the Occupation’s aggression left 29 people killed, including 6 children and 4 women, and injured 253 others.
It also added that the Israeli occupation deliberately targets residential areas, which raised the number of victims among children, women, civilians and critical injuries.
The ministry pointed out that the medical personnel in hospitals are working with limited capabilities due to the 15 -year Israeli blockade.
It also pointed out to the lack of medicines which has reached its lowest levels in years, with 40% shortage in basic medicines, 32% of medical consumer, and 60% of laboratory supplies and blood banks.
The ministry highlighted the fact that ongoing closure of Beit Hanoun checkpoint hinders the transfer of the patients and “worsens their health condition, especially oncology and heart patients.”
The Palestinian Health ministry stated that “with the announcement of the cutting of electricity in the Gaza Strip, the Ministry of Health announces the start of the countdown to stop health services within 72 hours, adding that” the coming hours are going to be very difficult.”
It continued: “the power outages poses a serious threat to the work of vital departments in hospitals, especially emergency departments, intensive care, operations, dialysis departments, laboratories, children’s nurseries, laundries, oxygen systems, and medical gases.”
The statement added that “the power outage will lead to the stopping of desalination plants and sewage pumps and water supply, which may cause a severe health and humanitarian catastrophe.”