‘Victims of aggression’: Gaza hospitals are overwhelmed by Gaza News
Gaza City -After a night of air strikes, dozens of Palestinians were killed, the largest hospital in Gaza was injured, and medical staff were at a loss.
Shaima Ahmed Qwaider, 23, of Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, described on Sunday the horror scene of the arrival of severely injured people, some of whom killed victims who had lost limbs.
She told Al Jazeera: “I have never seen anything like this in my life.” “The bodies were collected in hospital beds and in unbearable scenes.”
Many rescuers were unable to reach the hospital due to their efforts to pull the victims out of the wreckage of the destroyed building because the main road leading to al-Shifa, the largest medical center in the Gaza Strip, was also attacked.
Dr. Midhat Abbas of the Ministry of Health of Gaza said that 1,200 Palestinians were injured in the seven days of the attack, half of whom were women and children.
He accused the Israeli military of deliberately attacking medical facilities with air strikes and bombing of roads around Shifa.
Dr. Abbas said: “They are mainly targeting civilians. These are the victims of this aggression.”[Israeli Prime Minister] Benjamin Netanyahu Want to save myself He came out of prison, so he decided to kill Palestinian children. “
Health officials in Gaza say that Israeli airstrikes killed 33 Palestinians in Gaza on Sunday, including 13 children. The attack brought the death toll in Gaza to 181, including 52 children. Israel reported 10 deaths, including two children.
The Israeli military did not immediately comment on the assault.
“Very limited capacity”
Dr. Abbas said that as the hospital became crowded, staff were placing beds in the reception area, adding that due to Israel’s 15-year siege of the Gaza Strip and the coronavirus pandemic, medicines and equipment were in short supply.
“We hope patients can go to Egypt [for medical care] Because our capabilities are very limited,” Dr. Abbas told Al Jazeera.
The nurse, Amal Badawi, said that it was overcrowded and overcrowded.
“The hospital is full of people and relatives. Given the overcrowding, it is difficult to work and get the necessary treatment. Badawi told Al Jazeera: “The number of casualties is huge and they keep arriving. “
The Ministry of Health said that among the people killed in Sunday’s airstrike was Dr. Ayman Abu Ove, a doctor from Shifa University.
Fahad al-Haddad, Shifa’s emergency medicine expert, said that most of the deceased who were taken to the hospital showed no signs of external injuries, which means they were killed by rubble and the rubble was still alive.
Two sources in Egypt told Reuters on Sunday that Egypt opened the Rafah crossing a day earlier than originally planned to allow students, people in need of medical treatment and other humanitarian cases to pass.
The border was closed due to the Eid al-Fitr holiday and was originally scheduled to reopen on Monday.
A medical source said that Egypt has so far sent 16 ambulances into Gaza to pick up Israeli bombing casualties and receive treatment in Egyptian hospitals.
According to sources, a bus carrying 95 people arrived from Gaza on Sunday morning.