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Weakened by a shortage of drugs and medical supplies, severe restrictions on movement, a chronic energy crisis and a worsening economic situation, Gaza's health sector is struggling to cope with the influx of wounded. Hospital staff face dilemmas of prioritisation. "Every day I have to make a ...
As a tribute to her sons, 58-year-old Umm Iyad is known locally as the "Khansaa of Gaza", after a seventh century female Arab poet whose four sons were killed in the Battle of Qadisiyah. "It's a great honour to ... Mohammad, who was among the group, succumbed to his wounds in Gaza City's Shifa Hospital.

Doctors at Gaza's Shifa Hospital said they haven't seen such severe wounds since Israel's Operation Protective Edge in Gaza in 2014. The aid group Medecins Sans ... five emergency treatment stations. MSF has brought in surgical teams that work alongside Gazan teams at the Shifa and Al-Aqsa hospitals. Protests
Following the Events at the Gaza Border, Gaza Hospitals Declare State of Emergency (VIDEO). April 8, 2018 Blog, News, Videos. Palestinian families waiting at Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza. (Photo: Doctors are struggling to treat thousands of Palestinians injured by Israeli forces during ...
Doctors are struggling to treat thousands of Palestinians injured by Israeli forces during Friday's protests along the Gaza-Israel border. Hospitals in Gaza have declared a state of emergency due to a severe shortage of supplies. Al Jazeera's Hoda Abdel-Hamid reports from Gaza. Middle East · ...
Gaza City - Mohammad Othman, a 15-year-old Palestinian boy, lies on a hospital bed at the intensive care unit of al-Shifa hospital in the Gaza Strip - the oldest and biggest medical facility in the besieged enclave. Othman is one of more than 1,500 Palestinians wounded on Friday when the Israeli ...

Another Palestinian man has died of gunshot wounds sustained during protests in the Gaza Strip, a spokesman for the Health Ministry said Monday. Faris al-Regeb, 29, was shot in the abdomen during mass protests along the Gaza border on Friday, bringing the death toll to 18. Hospitals in Gaza ...
At least 40 of the wounded are listed in serious or critical condition in Gaza hospitals. Adalah and Al Mezan sent the urgent letter to Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit and Chief Military Advocate General (MAG) Sharon Afek demanding they order an immediate criminal investigation into the Israeli ...
Gaza City's Shifa Hospital received 284 injured people Friday, the majority with bullet injuries, said spokesman Ayman Sahbani. He said 70 were under the age of 18 and 11 were women. He said 40 surgeries were performed Friday and that 50 were planned Saturday. "These are all from live bullets that ...
The Gaza-Israel border was relatively calm on Saturday, a day after tens of thousands Palestinian protesters gathered and Israeli soldiers shot 773 people, killing at least 15, according to the Palestinian ministry of health. The ministry said that Gaza hospitals were running low on blood and overstretched by ...
A day after the Israeli military killed more than a dozen Palestinians during protests in the Gaza Strip, Al Mezan Center for Human Rights and Adalah ... of wounded and the obligation to allow them medical treatment, to evacuate casualties, and the protection of ambulances, hospitals, and medical teams.
Friday became the conflict's worst single day of violence since the 2014 Gaza war with some 1,600 injured, over 700 of them by live bullets and the remainder by rubber-coated steel bullets and tear gas inhalation. At least 20 are in critical condition in Gaza's hospitals, which have been overwhelmed by the ...
The Red Crescent had set up a field hospital in eastern Gaza and was setting up a second hospital in nearby east Jabalia. Tens of thousands of Palestinian protesters marched in Gaza along the fence, with smaller groups taking to the streets in the West Bank and Israel Friday in what is being called the ...
Friday's shelling comes only hours before planned Palestinian demonstrations in which Gazans plan to converge on the Gaza-Israel border. All major Palestinian factions have endorsed the planned rallies, during which Gazan protesters will converge en masse on the strip's roughly 45-kilometer-long ...
Medical sources said a young man, identified as Wahid Nasrallah Abu Sammour, 27, was killed by a shell fired from an Israeli tank, stationed across the border fence. They added that another farmer suffered serious wounds, and was rushed to the European Hospital, in Khan Younis. Media sources in Gaza ...
“Since the morning, Gaza's hospitals have received three martyrs,” ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra told Anadolu Agency. “Two of them were taken to Gaza's European Hospital, and a third was taken to Gaza's Shifa medical center,” he said. The ministry has not provided the names of the three slain ...
Yousef now requires advanced medical care that is unavailable at al-Shifa hospital. Dr Tayeseer warned that this was the case with many wounded patients at the hospital, but also revealed that such special care could not be provided at a time where Gaza's hospitals are dealing with such large number ...

A Palestinian journalist from Gaza, who was shot in the head and critically injured by Israeli forces while covering protests on Friday, was transferred to a hospital in the central occupied West Bank city of Ramallah late Sunday night, after all Israeli hospitals allegedly refused him treatment. Head of ... journalist West Bank
Noufal's father, Yamen, appealed with PA president Mahmoud Abbas to intervene to get his son to receive medical treatment in Ramallah, to save his leg, because Gaza hospitals were not capable of it. Abbas called on Civil Affairs head Hussein al-Sheikh to immediately get in contact with the ... Gaza
The injured were moved to nearby Nasser Hospital for medical treatment. Israeli forces also shot and injured three other protesters to the east of Gaza City, as well as to the east of Jabalia, in northern Gaza Strip, and east of Bureij refugee camp, in the central Strip. Last Friday, Israeli soldiers opened fire at ... Gaza
The Health Ministry moved to shut down Beit Hanoun Hospital in the northern part of the strip in order to conserve fuel and prevent long power ... As of early February, generators at three of Gaza's 13 hospitals and 14 of its 54 medical centers have stopped, the Health Ministry told Reuters news agency. Gaza
Cleaning companies operating in the Gaza Strip hospitals on Sunday decided to suspend the strike launched over unpaid salaries and give a last chance to the responsible parties to solve the crisis. According to the Palestinian Information Centre, the companies said in a statement that discussions were ... Gaza
On Feb. 19, the aid convoy led by Mohammed al-Emadi, chairman of Qatar's Gaza Reconstruction Committee, was attacked. Emadi was on his way to a press conference he had arranged at the Shifa Hospital to announce a Qatari financial contribution that would ease the severe shortage of equipment and ... Gaza
Hamas says the cuts are endangering the functioning of Gaza hospitals. The Qatari grant includes $2 million in medical supplies and ... Hospital cleaning workers demonstrated their support during the ceremony, holding signs reading "Thank you, Qatar." They have been on a strike for 10 days, demanding ... Gaza
The Ministry of Health in Gaza Strip said that the number of surgeries that have been delayed in Gaza has reached 500 on Wednesday after hygiene services have stopped in all Gaza hospitals. In a press statement, spokesman for the Ministry of Health in Gaza Strip, Ashraf Qedra, said that the reason for ... Gaza
Some 200 operations planned for Sunday and Monday in hospitals in the Gaza Strip have been postponed due to medical waste piling up as maintenance staff was on strike, the Palestinian Health Ministry said. The cleaning and maintenance staff at Gaza's hospitals went on strike Sunday until further ... Gaza
ABU DHABI: The United Arab Emirates has provided $2 million in support of the UN programme for supplying electricity to hospitals across the Gaza strip, under directives of the His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE ... Gaza
... proponent of a one-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict." "Well, it's already run out of fuel. In particular as of yesterday, the health ministry had announced 19 health facilities 16 sixteen clinics and three major hospitals had run out of emergency fuel for their backup generators," said Abunimah. Gaza
Beds lie empty at the Beit Hanun hospital in the Gaza Strip after it stopped its services on Jan 29, 2018 for want of fuel. ... Three hospitals and 16 medical centres had stopped offering key services in recent weeks as crippling fuel shortages meant they were unable to keep generators going, the Hamas-run ... Gaza
At the Muhammad al-Durra hospital in eastern Gaza, named for a Palestinian child killed by Israeli forces in 2000 at the start of the second intifada, doctors said at a press conference Monday that entire departments had already shut down and some patients were being turned away. Speaking at the press ... Gaza
Fuel for emergency generators that keep Gaza's hospitals and sanitation services operating will run out within 10 days, the United Nations said Tuesday in an appeal for ... At Durra Hospital for Children in Gaza City, which normally treats up to 180 patients a day, many of its 90 beds were empty Tuesday. Gaza
Such a shift in the status quo in Gaza could also trigger another war between Israel and Hamas — something that neither side appears to want but that .... Some service has been restored, but last week, a hospital serving 66,000 people in the northern Gaza Strip halted operations because of lack of power ... Gaza
Fuel for emergency generators that keep Gaza's hospitals and sanitation services operating will run out within 10 days, the United Nations said on Tuesday in an appeal ... At Durra Hospital for Children in Gaza City, which normally treats up to 180 patients a day, many of its 90 beds were empty on Tuesday. Gaza
“Immediate donor support is urgent to ensure that vulnerable Palestinians in Gaza can access life-saving health, water and sanitation services,” Mr. Valent added. “Hospitals have already begun to close. Without funding, more service providers will be forced to suspend operations over the coming weeks, ... Gaza
GAZA, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Fuel for emergency generators that keep Gaza's hospitals and sanitation services operating will run out within 10 days, the United Nations said ... At Durra Hospital for Children in Gaza City, which normally treats up to 180 patients a day, many of its 90 beds were empty on Tuesday. Gaza
An acute power crisis has taken a heavy toll on hospitals and medical centers in the blockaded Gaza Strip. In a statement on Monday, ... “Emergency generators have stopped at three hospitals because of the outages, including a children's hospital,” ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said in a statement. Gaza
Beit Hanoun Hospital is seen empty as they cannot provide service to its patients due to power cuts, generator run out and lack of alternative energy ... Three hospitals and ten medical centers have suspended services over an acute fuel shortage in the Gaza Strip, according to the Palestinian Health ... Gaza
Violent escalations and clashes in December and January resulted in 11 deaths and 5,632 reported cases of injuries. Hospitals faced difficulties to cope with the influx of trauma patients and requested support from the international community for prepositioned medical supplies. Continued power cuts are ... Gaza
As a result, Hamada explained, the hospital had been forced to close its intensive care unit (ICU) and send its young patients to other hospitals in Gaza.“The ICU had been treating three sick children, two of whom were connected to artificial respirators,” he said. “All of them had to be moved.”The Gaza Strip ... Gaza
Remaining out of service, the hospital has become the latest example of the problems caused by energy shortages. Gazan Health Ministry Spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said the Beit Hanoun hospital stopped functioning and the patients would be transferred to other hospitals in the blockaded city. However ... Gaza
Shandaghli is suffering from kidney failure and has to make daily visits to Shifa Hospital in Gaza for treatment with a dialysis machine, which requires electricity to run. Patients without generators can't be treated at home during power outages, so they rush to hospitals to get in line, even in the middle of the ... Gaza
The surgery came months after a doctor and family member of the twins pleaded from Gaza that they be allowed to go abroad for the complex surgery. Allam Abu Hamda, head of the neonatal unit at Gaza's Shifa Hospital, told AFP in October the girls were born joined at the stomach and pelvis and that the ... Gaza
A relative of Palestinian fisherman Abdullah Zeidan mourns during his funeral in Gaza City on Jan 13, 2018. Abdullah Zeidan, 32, who was shot Friday night by Egyptian navy forces in southern Gaza Strip, died in a hospital in Rafah town in Gaza Saturday morning, according to the Health Ministry in Gaza. Gaza
Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli security forces on the eastern outskirts of Gaza City, near the border with Israel, on January 12, 2018. MOHAMMED ... In the Gaza Strip, 41 people were injured moderately and lightly by live fire. ... All were evacuated to receive medical treatment in hospitals in Gaza. Gaza
A 13-year-old boy from the Gaza Strip received a lifesaving kidney donation from his brother, an undergraduate student in Algeria, in an operation performed at Rambam Medical Center in Haifa. The result: a functional kidney, a reunion between family members, and proof that conflict doesn't penetrate ... Gaza
Babies born prematurely are crammed into an incubator at al-Shifa hospital in Gaza, where experts say 'dangerous overcrowding' has become ... An ongoing electricity crisis in Gaza has left hospitals reliant on emergency generators for up to 20 hours a day, while medical staff have been forced to cut back ... Gaza
The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) has said it is “deeply concerned” over what it describes as “the severe lack of medicines and medical consumables” in hospitals in the Israeli-occupied Gaza Strip. According to PCHR, the conditions of patients in the Gaza Strip could well “deteriorate due to ... Gaza
Cancer patient Aseel al-Haj Ahmed, 9, holds her mother's hand as she receives treatment at a hospital in Gaza City, Gaza, April 29, 2013. ... Israel is well aware that hospitals in Gaza are incapable of dealing with critical cases, but these patients' attempts to reach hospitals outside the enclave are blocked. Gaza
Companies which provide meals to patients in hospitals in the besieged Gaza Strip have stopped catering to medical centres because they have not been paid for months, a Ministry of Health spokesperson revealed yesterday. Speaking to Quds Press, Ashraf Al-Qidra said the government of national ... Gaza
The committee has funded hundreds of millions of dollars of projects, including new roads, housing projects and hospitals. But after his latest visit to Gaza, Al-Emadi said the focus is on basic humanitarian aid. Qatar recently delivered some $9 million to pay for hospital fuel, medical supplies and other ... Gaza


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