A hospital in Gaza faces an imminent crisis due to fuel shortages – Juventud Rebelde

Ramallah, May 24. — The administration of Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital, in the central Gaza Strip, warned today, Friday, of an imminent health catastrophe in the coming hours due to a lack of fuel, according to Prensa Latina newspaper.

The health center issued a statement highlighting its work in providing medical care to more than 1,200 patients, including 600 who suffer from kidney failure and need electricity to perform dialysis treatments. The hospital located in Deir al-Balah needs more than 4,000 liters of fuel per day to operate.

The statement accused Israel of putting pressure on medical teams and the Strip with the aim of completely paralyzing hospitals in the Gaza Strip. She warned that any delay in delivering fuel could be fatal for patients.

In recent months, many medical facilities in the coastal area have been forced to close their doors due to lack of fuel and medicine, or due to damage caused by the Israeli army. In fact, after four days of siege, Israeli military forces stormed Al Awda Hospital, in the northern Gaza Strip, and expelled the doctors and patients.

On his account on the social media network X, the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, condemned the military action against the hospital. Earlier this month, the World Health Organization accused Israel of carrying out 443 attacks against the health sector in the region since the start of its military campaign on October 7. According to the World Health Organization, these attacks resulted in the deaths of 723 people, the injury of 924 others, damage to 101 facilities, and damage to 106 ambulances.

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