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9,299 killed and more than 25,000 wounded in the occupation’s continuing aggression against our people

 Health: 9,299 killed and more than 25,000 wounded in the occupation’s continuing aggression against our people, says Palestine official state news agency (WAFA). 

Ramallah 11-3-2023 Wafa - The Ministry of Health announced that the toll of martyrs and wounded among our people as a result of the ongoing aggression on the Gaza Strip and the West Bank has risen to 9,299 killed , and more than 25,000 wounded.

 The Ministry added, during its daily report issued today, Friday, that 9,155 killed were killed in the Gaza Strip, and more than 24,000 were injured, and in the West Bank the number of martyrs rose to 144, and the wounded to more than 2,200, since the seventh of this October. More than 73% of them are children, women and the elderly.

 She pointed out that the Turkish Friendship Hospital stopped working as a result of the bombing and running out of fuel, noting that it is the only hospital for treating cancer patients, noting that 16 out of 35 hospitals stopped working as a result of the Israeli bombing and running out of fuel.

 She explained that doctors are still forced to perform surgeries without anesthesia, including those who were injured as a result of the bombing and women who give birth by caesarean sections.

 Since October 7, the occupation authorities have prevented patients from leaving the Gaza Strip for treatment in hospitals in Jerusalem and within the 1948 territories, including 2,000 patients with cancer.

 As of October 29, about 1,950 citizens were reported missing, including at least 1,050 children, who may be trapped or martyred under the rubble waiting to be recovered.

 The Ministry of Health said that the Civil Defense raised the issue of the decomposition of bodies under collapsed buildings, amid limited rescue missions, which raises humanitarian and environmental concerns, pointing out that humanitarian agencies and their employees faced major restrictions in providing humanitarian aid due to the ongoing aggression, restrictions on movement, and shortages of electricity, fuel, water, and medicines. .

 The Palestine Red Crescent Society announced that, due to the fuel shortage, it was forced to reduce the number of ambulances it operates, and all humanitarian agencies and their employees faced significant restrictions in providing humanitarian aid, as humanitarian partners cannot safely reach people in need and the warehouses in which aid supplies are stored. In which.

 The Ministry added that 117,000 displaced people, in addition to medical and health personnel and thousands of patients, reside in health facilities.

 She stated that there are 1.5 million citizens internally displaced in Gaza, where about 690,000 citizens live in 149 emergency shelters designated for UNRWA, and four shelter centers belonging to the agency were bombed, hosting approximately 20,000 displaced people, and this led to the martyrdom of at least 23 citizens, Dozens have been injured since the start of the Israeli aggression, while about 50 UNRWA facilities were damaged and 72 employees were martyred.

 121,750 citizens are staying in hospitals, churches and other public buildings, and about 99,150 in 82 non-UNRWA schools. The remaining 600,000 displaced people are staying with host families, with up to 150,000 citizens moving to shelter centers in the past few days in search of food. and basic services.

The Ministry indicated that about 35,000 housing units were completely destroyed, 165,000 units were partially destroyed, 15 health facilities and 51 primary health clinics were destroyed, 221 schools were destroyed, including 38 schools completely destroyed, and 42 UNRWA facilities were destroyed, including Places where the displaced took refuge, and 7 churches and 11 mosques were damaged as a result of the bombing.

 The Ministry of Health recorded 130 attacks on the health sector, where 135 health personnel were martyred, more than 120 of them were injured, while 50 ambulances were damaged, including 28 that were completely out of work, and 16 out of 35 hospitals in the Gaza Strip were closed, and 51 out of 72 centers were closed. Primary health care due to damage resulting from the bombing or lack of fuel, and 24 hospitals in the northern Gaza Strip were asked to evacuate (the total capacity of these hospitals is 2,000 beds).

 55% of health sector partners also suspended their operations due to major damage to infrastructure, while the ongoing aggression led to the displacement of most health personnel, forcing hospitals to work with less than a third of the necessary capacity to treat the large number of wounded, and hospitals are still suffering from a severe shortage of fuel, leading to strict rationing and limited use of electricity generators for essential functions only.

 She stated that the main electricity generator in the Indonesian Hospital in northern Gaza stopped working due to a lack of fuel, knowing that it receives hundreds of injured people from Jabalia camp, which exposes them to the risk of imminent death or disability for life, while Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City is about to run out of fuel. .

 The Ministry indicated that maintaining and repairing standby generators, which were not originally intended for continuous operation, is becoming increasingly difficult due to the scarcity of spare parts, which seriously affects the most important functions in hospitals and the ability of ambulances to respond.

 She noted the possibility of stopping newborn incubators, pointing out that there are 350,000 patients with non-communicable diseases, and 1,000 patients in need of dialysis, as 80% of dialysis machines are in hospitals in northern Gaza.

 She pointed out that the opening of the Rafah crossing between Gaza and Egypt allowed the evacuation of about 60 wounded Palestinians to an Egyptian field hospital, along with about 400 holders of foreign passports.

 In the West Bank, the World Health Organization documented 118 attacks on health care, affecting 99 ambulances, including 67 attacks that involved obstructing the provision of health care, 61 physical attacks against health teams, 19 attacks that involved obstructing the work and detaining health personnel and ambulances, and 12 An attack involving a military inspection of health personnel and facilities, since October 7.(WAFA) 

Note : The above news article carried by official state news agency of Palestine 

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