The health ministry in Gaza said that 17 sick and injured citizens died at Al-Shifa Hospital due to oxygen equipment stopping working due to running out of fuel.
One premature infant, two intensive care patients, and 14 others from other departments died this morning, bringing the toll to 32 within 48 hours, including six premature infants and 9 in the intensive care department.
Al-Shifa Hospital has been under Israeli siege and attack for three days, with no ambulances leaving or coming to it or anyone moving between its sections.
40 premature babies, more than 60 patients in intensive care, and more than 500 patients in dialysis departments are at risk of dying after the fuel supplies used for the facility’s generators have run out.
23 out of 35 hospitals are out of service as Israeli tanks continue to besiege the health facilities.
There are 650 stranded patients and wounded people inside Al-Shifa Hospital, in addition to hundreds of medical and administrative staff and thousands of displaced people (between 6,000 and 7,000), including children, women and elderlies. They have no water or food, and cannot leave the facility.
The Palestinian death toll from Israeli ongoing aggression on the Gaza Strip has climbed to 11,180 since Oct. 7.
The Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip constitutes a blatant violation of international humanitarian and human rights law as it exposes civilians’ lives to extreme danger, which requires an immediate international intervention.
The international community must force the Israeli occupation forces to abide by international human rights and humanitarian laws, mainly protecting the rights and lives of civilians, prohibiting their targeting and preserving their safety, and holding the Israeli leaders accountable for committing war crimes in the Gaza Strip.