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WHO condemns attacks on Gaza hospitals , calls for ceasefire

Jordan Daily – The World Health Organization (WHO) condemned the attacks on three hospitals in Gaza City and North Gaza , which killed and injured many people including health workers and patients.

The attacks targeted Al-Shifa Hospital, Al-Quds Hospital, and the Indonesian Hospital, where thousands of displaced people have sought shelter amid the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, according to a statement sent to Jordan Daily.

At Al-Shifa Hospital, an attack at the entrance of the hospital hit a convoy of ambulances that were evacuating critically injured and sick patients to other hospitals in the south of the Gaza Strip, the WHO said in a statement.

The hospital infrastructure and two ambulances were damaged in the incident, which followed an earlier attack that had also hit an ambulance in the same convoy.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health had appealed for the safe passage of the ambulances, in an effort to reduce the strain on the hospital, which is already far exceeding its bed capacity.

Two more attacks were reported at Al-Quds Hospital, resulting in at least 21 injuries. Another attack was reported near the Indonesian Hospital.

The WHO said that attacks on health care, including the targeting of hospitals and restricting the delivery of essential aid such as medical supplies, fuel, and water, may amount to violations of International Humanitarian Law.

The WHO reiterated its call for an immediate ceasefire, emphasizing the urgent need to protect all health workers, patients, health transport, and health facilities.


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