Palestinian Minister of Health Mai al-Kaila told reporters that, contrary to what some Western media outlets are claiming, Israel is "not evacuating people from hospitals; instead, they were forcibly evicting the wounded and patients onto the streets, leaving them to face inevitable death."
"This is not evacuation but expulsion under the threat of arms," Kaila said in no uncertain terms, adding further that there is a "catastrophe unfolding in hospitals, with patients now dying without receiving their treatments, such as children and adults with kidney failure who are perishing at home without undergoing dialysis sessions."
Another Palestinian government spokesperson announced that an unbelievable 22 hospitals throughout Gaza, as well as 49 medical centers, are all either non-operational or destroyed due to Israeli air strikes and Israel's decision to suspend all fuel and electricity in Gaza for the foreseeable future.
"Israeli forces have targeted the intensive care unit in the al-Shifa hospital, they have also destroyed the maternity ward and the operating room," the spokesperson said, updating the official number of Palestinians killed since the start of the hostilities on October 7 to 11,180 people, as of this writing.
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Doctors who remain at working hospital wards say they are being targeted by Israel gunfire, the spokesperson added, explaining further the ongoing Israel aggression against innocents in Gaza.
"Some doctors have been targeted and wounded while moving around inside the hospital," he said. "One person was wounded in the back of the neck."
Last week due to a lack of fuel, the Sahaba hospital in Gaza City was forced to close its doors. A nurse working in the maternity ward said this is the last maternity ward that was operational in Gaza City, meaning pregnant women in the area will be unable to undergo cesarean surgeries.
"There is no place where pregnant women can currently go to give birth," said the nurse, 25-year-old Aya Muhammed. "No maternity hospital or clinic is open now. We expect that dozens of pregnant women will die as they will be forced to give birth alone at home."
Eyewitnesses say that husbands and relatives of these pregnant women are roaming neighborhoods in desperate search of doctors to help them give birth at home.
Muhammed added that a colleague nurse of hers in Tal al-Hawa street, located to the southwest of Gaza City, watched from her window as multiple people were killed by Israeli forces on the streets.
"No one could retrieve or approach them," she explained. "Those who were injured were left to bleed to death as Israeli snipers were directly shooting at anyone trying to approach them. We are watching the patients and wounded die while we can do nothing to save their lives."
On Sunday, the Palestinian Red Crescent (PRCS), similar to the American Red Cross, announced that al-Quds hospital in Gaza is also now completely out of service after running out of fuel.
"The cessation of services is due to depletion of available fuel and power outages," the PRCS said in a statement.
"Medical staff are making every effort to provide care to patients and the wounded, even resorting to conventional medical methods amid dire humanitarian conditions and a shortage of medicine, food and fuel."
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