Israel He said Hamas had lost control in Gaza. The war, which has trapped thousands of displaced people in “inhumane” conditions in several hospitals in the tiny Palestinian territory, is in its 38th day of conflict with the Islamist movement.
Hamas, which has been in power in the enclave since 2007, has “lost control in Gaza” and its fighters are “fleeing south” from the territory, Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Galant said in a video message on Monday. telecasted on various television channels.
At Al Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, “the situation is very serious, it is inhumane,” warned Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on the X network, citing one of its surgeons at the hospital. .
Clashes between Israeli soldiers and Hamas militants, considered a terrorist organization by Israel, the United States and the European Union, have been concentrated in Gaza City for days.
According to the doctor, the dead and injured in the nearby streets could not be rescued by health workers.
“We have no electricity, no food, no water in the hospital.”said.
Mariam Jadallah, 63, told a journalist working with AFP that she was forcibly evacuated to Al Shifa after the Israeli army destroyed a Swedish clinic west of Gaza City on Saturday.
“At first we slept on the street, then I went with six women and several children,” he told Al Shifa. “Now that I’m there, I don’t know where my children and my family are.”
According to Hamas, many were sick and children They died due to lack of electricity About 600 patients and thousands of civilians are seeking shelter in the hospital.
For his part, US President Joe Biden emphasized the security of the establishment and said Israel’s actions They should be “less invasive”.
Israel has been relentlessly attacking the Gaza Strip since the October 7 attack by Hamas commandos on its soil.
Since October 27, it has been carrying out a ground operation aimed at “destroying” the Islamist movement.
About 1,200 people were killed on the Israeli sideAccording to officials, most of them were civilians who died on the same day in an attack of unprecedented scale and violence since Israel’s creation in 1948.
The Israeli military said on Monday that 44 soldiers had been killed since the war began, and estimated that around 240 people were taken hostage in the Gaza Strip on October 7.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday raised the possibility of a deal to free some hostages, an indispensable condition for any ceasefire.
Israel bombed the Gaza Strip They have killed 11,240 people since October 7According to Hamas’s health ministry, 4,630 were mostly civilians, including children.
The Israeli military accuses the Palestinian Islamist movement of establishing a network of tunnels under Al Shifa hospital and using sick people and refugees as “human shields”.
Youssef Abu Rich, deputy health minister of the Hamas government, told AFP on Monday that “seven premature babies” and “27 patients in intensive care” had died at the hospital since Saturday due to a lack of electricity.
The situation at Al Quds Hospital is also dramaticAnother area where fighting is taking place, according to the Palestinian Red Cross.
“Our teams are stranded with sick and injured people without electricity, water or food,” the organization said on Twitter.
“The world cannot remain peaceful when hospitals that should be havens of peace become scenes of death, destruction and despair. Call for a ceasefire now,” said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO).
For weeks, the besieged Palestinian territory has been without electricity, especially for power generators in hospitals, with the UN appealing for fuel.
UN aid for Palestinian refugees due to petrol shortages The agency’s (UNRWA) trucks will not be able to receive international aid from Egypt through the Rafah border post on Tuesday, its head, Thomas White, announced on the X Network.
Israel refuses to allow fuel into Gaza, saying it would benefit Hamas’ military operations.
Israeli diplomatic chief Eli Cohen acknowledged on Monday that his country must strive Extend “legitimacy”. Military actions in the face of growing international pressure.
The Army announced on Monday that “They continued to testTargeting terrorist infrastructure established in government buildings, in the heart of the public, in schools, universities, even mosques.”
Even so, military spokesman Richard Hecht assured X: “Our war is against Hamas, not against the people of Gaza.”
According to the Israeli military, nearly 200,000 Palestinians have sought refuge in the south of the Strip in three days, as of Saturday, where hundreds of thousands of displaced people are huddled together in dire humanitarian conditions.
According to the UN, about 1.6 out of 2.4 million people have been displaced by the war.
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