The health ministry in Gaza said on Thursday that Israel was keeping the lives of 300 medical workers, 450 wounded and about 10,000 displaced people in the Nasser hospital in Khan Yunis, in the south of the Gaza Strip, in grave danger.
Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said in a statement that the hospital was facing a severe shortage of anesthesia and intensive care medicines and surgical supplies.
Al-Qudra warned that electrical generators would shut down in less than 48 hours due to fuel shortages, noting that power was cut to parts of Nasser Hospital for several hours due to fuel shortages.
The spokesperson said the occupation was hampering ambulance movement, and preventing ambulances from moving as a result of medical teams risking their lives to save the injured.
He explained that Nasser Medical Complex was exposed to a health disaster as a result of the accumulation of medical and non-medical waste in departments and courtyards and occupation that prevented its drainage. There was also a malfunction in the water tanks in the health complex. The result of attacks, and technical teams have not yet been able to repair them.
Israeli forces are still holding Gaza Strip hospitals in their target zone following widespread destruction in the health sector, as it continues its siege of the Nasser Medical Complex and Al-Amal Hospital in the city of Khan Younis for the 18th day. One line.
On Wednesday, Palestinian Health Minister Mai al-Kaila said that during the war on Gaza, Israel killed 340 doctors and health sector workers, injured 900 and continued to arrest 100 staff.
Since October 7, 2023, Israel has been waging a devastating war on the Gaza Strip, which, in addition to causing an unprecedented humanitarian disaster and massive destruction of infrastructure, has resulted in thousands of civilian victims, the majority of whom are children and women, leading to Tel Aviv He is appearing before the International Court of Justice to stand trial on genocide charges.