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Palestinian Red Crescent: All Crescent’s Medical Points, Clinics in Gaza Run Out of Service

Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) announced today that all medical points and emergency clinics affiliated with PRCS in Gaza have gone out of service. PRCS said in a statement that the clinics ran out of service due to the Israeli occupation's forced eviction measures in various areas where medical points and clinics are located. Palestinian news agency Wafa reported that only 15 out of 36 hospitals in the Gaza Strip are operational, and all of them are functioning partially, adding that these hospitals face severe shortages of medical staff and supplies, including anesthesia and antibiotics, making it extremely challenging for healthcare workers to save lives. Around 500 healthcare workers have been murdered and hundreds more have been injured, Wafa said, pointing out that the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) have detained over 310 others. Additionally, 130 ambulances have been destroyed by the IOF during their ongoing genocide against the Gaza Strip for the past nine months, Wafa added. The World H ealth Organization (WHO) warned that the volume of medical supplies entering Gaza is insufficient for sustaining the health response, and all medical evacuations outside Gaza remain halted. Despite international humanitarian and human rights organizations' denunciation of the targeting of hospitals and the healthcare system as a clear violation of the principles and standards of international humanitarian law and the Fourth Geneva Convention, which provides special protection for hospitals and medical facilities during armed conflicts and wars, and that such targeting constitutes a crime against humanity and amounts to a war crime, the occupation continues to attack hospitals and healthcare infrastructure in the Gaza Strip in blatant disregard of all international and humanitarian laws. Source: Qatar News Agency