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Alarming Conditions at al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City

Gulan Media November 19, 2023 News
Alarming Conditions at al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City

In a grim assessment, the World Health Organization (WHO) has labeled al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City a "death zone" after a joint UN team, led by the WHO, visited the complex following its occupation and evacuation by the Israeli military.

The team, during their one-hour assessment, reported evidence of shelling and gunfire, and shockingly observed a mass grave at the hospital's entrance, purportedly containing the remains of 80 people. The evacuation of the hospital, previously the largest and most advanced in Gaza, raised concerns as 300 critically ill patients remain, with conflicting accounts about whether it was ordered by the Israeli army or requested by the hospital director.

The WHO is urgently working to arrange the evacuation of the remaining patients and staff to other facilities in Gaza, emphasizing the need for an immediate ceasefire. The situation remains dire as the conflict between Israel and Hamas persists.

In related developments, the White House responded to reports of a potential deal involving the release of women and children seized by Hamas in exchange for a five-day pause in fighting. While a White House spokesperson denied a finalized agreement, they confirmed active efforts to reach a resolution.

Israel's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has ruled out a comprehensive ceasefire with Hamas, expressing willingness only for a temporary truce in exchange for the return of hostages kidnapped by the group. The region remains on edge as diplomatic efforts continue to address the escalating crisis.

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