The Ministry of Health in Gaza announced that Israeli occupation forces committed 14 massacres in 24 hours only, killing 112 Palestinians and injuring 173, bringing the total number of Palestinians killed in the Israeli aggression on Gaza to 28,176, in addition to 67,784 injuries.
The Ministry further stressed that many victims remain under the rubble as the IOF prevent ambulance and civil defense crews from reaching them.
IOF attack on Al-Amal Hospital goes beyond the prevention of oxygen
our reporters in Rafah reported today that dozens of Palestinians were martyred by the heaviest Israeli bombing so far on the city.
He added that the IOF artillery targeted the entrance of Abu Oreiban School sought as a refuge by displaced Palestinians in al-Nuseirat camp.
The Palestinian Red Crescent Society announced today that the IOF have deliberately prevented the delivery of oxygen into Al-Amal Hospital for more than a week now, which led to the martyrdom of 3 patients.
The Society also released a statement refuting the IOF claims of allegedly allowing oxygen containers and fuel into the hospital.
The PRCS stressed that not only did the IOF prevent the entrance of all medical equipment, but they further destroyed all equipment already inside upon raiding the hospital. They also assaulted the medical staff by beating and insulting them before detaining nine medical and administrative staff and four injured patients, along with five of their companions.
The Israeli occupation forces claim to have delivered oxygen cylinders to Al-Amal Hospital, but in reality, they have prevented oxygen from reaching the hospital for over a week, resulting in the deaths of three patients, despite continuous coordination efforts with international… pic.twitter.com/EIa8CISwPs
— PRCS (@PalestineRCS) February 11, 2024
They added that the IOF continues to deliberately block the entrance of fuel for generators as the current amount left in the hospital is expected to run out in two days. This puts the hospital, its wounded patients, and medical and administrative staff at a very high risk as it has been besieged by the IOF for 21 consecutive days so far.
Nasser Medical Complex besieged and bombed
The Spokesperson for the Ministry of Health in Gaza, Ashraf al-Qudra, announced yesterday that the IOF were targeting the Nasser Medical Complex in Khan Younis by opening heavy fire on its gates, buildings, and courtyards.
He stressed that medical teams were unable to navigate between the complex’s buildings and were deeply concerned and fearful over the lives of 300 health staff workers, 450 wounded and sick Palestinians, and 10,000 others seeking refuge inside the complex.
Al-Qudra urged international institutions to intervene and protect the complex and all the people it is housing.
Our reporter confirmed that the IOF were shelling and sniping at the Nasser Medical Complex, further stressing that they launched extensive bulldozing operations targeting the vicinity of the complex to an extent where its courtyards turned into cemeteries where bodies of martyrs are laid to rest.
UNRWA warns over Israeli aggression on Rafah
The Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Refugees (UNRWA), Philippe Lazzarini, stated on X: “There is a sense of growing anxiety and growing panic in Rafah. People have absolutely no idea where else to go.”
He further stressed, “Any large-scale military operation among this population can only lead to an additional layer of endless tragedy that’s unfolding in Gaza.”
There is a sense of growing anxiety and growing panic in Rafah. People have absolutely no idea where else to go.
Any large-scale military operation among this population can only lead to an additional layer of endless tragedy that’s unfolding in #Gaza https://t.co/YUg6NnrYuD
— Philippe Lazzarini (@UNLazzarini) February 10, 2024
In an interview today for Japanese NHK, Lazzarini stated that UNRWA will possibly run out of funds by next month, in turn, hindering the organization’s ability to provide aid for Palestinians.
He hoped investigations into UNRWA conclude swiftly and shortly prompting the resumption of its funding and support.
Lazzarini also stressed that the Israeli ongoing offensive on Rafah will only worsen Palestinians’ current state as they have nowhere to go, repeating what he stated on X.