In the past 48 hours, the Gaza Strip witnessed a tragic event with the loss of at least 350 Palestinian lives in Khan Younis, according to a statement from the Hamas-led government. The Israeli army is reported to have caused this devastation, making it difficult for medical teams to reach many bodies strewn across the streets. Local residents had no choice but to bury the deceased in the Nasser Hospital courtyard due to the impossibility of taking them to the Khan Younis cemetery.
Adding to the dire situation, Nasser Hospital is grappling with an overflow of medical waste, a consequence of the Israeli army's blockade, as stated by the Hamas-run Health Ministry. Approximately 7,000 injured and sick individuals in the enclave urgently require life-saving treatment.
The Palestine Red Crescent Society issued a warning about the dwindling oxygen supply at Al-Amal Hospital in Khan Younis. The ongoing siege by Israeli forces has created obstacles for medical teams, hindering their ability to perform essential surgical operations.
As of Sunday, the months-long conflict between Israel and Hamas, which began on October 7, 2023, has resulted in a devastating toll. The Hamas-run Health Ministry reports a Palestinian death toll of 26,422 in Gaza, with injuries reaching 65,087. The situation remains critical, demanding urgent attention and intervention to alleviate the suffering of the people in the region.
(With Agency Inputs)