Sun 10 Dec 2023 9:35 pm - Jerusalem Time
Gaza war: Israel commits 21 massacres in Gaza, and the Strip’s hospitals receive about 300 dead
The Ministry of Health in the Gaza Strip announced that the Israeli occupation committed 21 massacres during the past hours and bombed Kamal Adwan Hospital, which led to the death of two patients.
The Ministry stated that the bodies of 297 dead arrived at Gaza Strip hospitals during the past hours, and a large number of victims are still under the rubble.
In a related context, Ashraf Al-Qudra, spokesman for the ministry in the Gaza Strip, said that about 18,000 Palestinians were dead and 49,500 citizens were injured as a result of the Israeli aggression on the Strip since the seventh of last October.
The spokesman also stated - in an interview with Al Jazeera - that the toll includes 297 dead and more than 550 wounded during the past 24 hours.
Al-Qudra revealed that the occupation targeted an ambulance while it was working to evacuate the wounded, which led to the injury of two paramedics and damage to the ambulance, bringing the number of targeted cars to 57 cars.
He stressed that the Israeli "criminality" and genocide of the population of the besieged Gaza Strip is beyond description and beyond the limits of reason, to end the Palestinian presence with American and European support, which is contrary to humanity.
Al-Qudra confirmed that the occupation forces are still besieging Kamal Adwan and Al-Awda hospitals in the northern Gaza Strip.
The government media office in Gaza revealed that the occupation arrested dozens of people in Beit Lahia, most of them doctors, engineers, and journalists.
The office warned international organizations of the spread of famine in the Gaza Strip, holding international organizations and the occupation responsible for the loss of food and water security in the Strip.
Targeting medical personnel
The health spokesman stated that the occupation snipers besieging Al Awda Hospital killed two health personnel, and killed and wounded many pregnant women when they arrived at the hospital to give birth.
He explained that hospitals in southern Gaza have lost their capacity and are helpless in the face of the huge numbers of wounded, stressing that dozens of wounded are losing their lives.
Al-Qudra pointed out that the Israeli army arrested 3 paramedics and seized 3 ambulances, warning against the occupation using ambulances in its military operations in the Gaza Strip.
He added that the occupation is still detaining 36 health personnel, led by Dr. Muhammad Abu Salamiya, Director General of Al-Shifa Medical Complex, in inhumane conditions.
Al-Qudra pointed out that the occupation deliberately targeted 132 health institutions and put 22 hospitals and 46 health centers out of service, and 295 health personnel were killed.