Tragedy in Gaza: Nearly 200 Healthcare Heroes Lost in Conflict’s Crossfire!
As Israeli airstrikes continue to pound Gaza, a dire situation unfolds. With fuel reserves depleted, 18 hospitals in the Gaza Strip have ceased operations, warned Dr. Ahraf Al-Qudra, a spokesperson for the Health Ministry.
The secondary electrical generators are the last lifeline for these hospitals, and if they fail in the coming hours, hundreds of wounded and sick individuals are at risk of losing their lives. Tragically, nearly 200 healthcare workers have already lost their lives.
The southern part of the enclave has seen a significant portion of the casualties, challenging Israel’s claims of it being safer than the north.
The total death toll in Gaza since the onset of the war has now climbed above 10,500, as reported by the ministry. It’s important to note that NBC News has not independently verified these numbers.
Heartbreaking News: Humanitarian Aid Convoy in Gaza Struck, Lives at Risk
Yesterday, Israeli forces targeted a Red Cross convoy delivering vital medical supplies in Gaza City, according to a statement from the Palestine Red Crescent Society posted on X.
The convoy, consisting of five trucks, was en route to supply healthcare facilities, including the Al-Quds Hospital when it was struck. The statement confirmed that two trucks were damaged, and a driver suffered minor injuries.
Expressing deep concern over the incident, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) did not specify the source of the attack. William Schomburg, the head of the ICRC sub-delegation in Gaza, emphasized the unsuitable conditions humanitarian personnel face, stating, “We are here to provide urgent aid to those in need. Guaranteeing the safe delivery of essential assistance to medical facilities is a legal obligation under international humanitarian law.”
It’s important to note that NBC News has been unable to independently verify the details, and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have not issued a comment on the matter.
Blinken’s Controversial Remark: Can Israel Occupy Gaza? The Truth Unveiled
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken made a statement in Tokyo, Japan, on November 8, saying that it’s evident that Israel cannot occupy Gaza.
However, he mentioned that there might be a need for a transitional period at the end of the conflict between Israel and Hamas.
This response was prompted by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s earlier comments, where he indicated that Israel would assume “overall security responsibility” in Gaza for an indefinite period after the war with Hamas concludes.
Blinken clarified that, according to Israeli officials, they have no intention to reoccupy and maintain control over Gaza.
He emphasized the importance of Palestinians playing a central role in the governance of Gaza and the West Bank and stated that there should be no reoccupation or displacement of the Palestinian population.
Blinken underscored the need for a unified governance system in Gaza and the West Bank, ultimately leading to the creation of a Palestinian state.
Fuel Shortage Crisis: Gaza’s Al-Quds Hospital Forced to Cut Back Services
The Al-Quds Hospital in Gaza City is significantly reducing its operations due to a severe fuel shortage, as reported by the Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) on Wednesday.
According to the PRCS statement, the hospital was on the brink of running out of fuel. As a result, the hospital’s primary generator has been turned off, and it’s now reliant on a smaller generator.
This has forced the hospital to close its surgical ward, MRI and medical imaging ward, and oxygen generation plant.
With only two hours of electricity per day after 5 p.m. local time, the hospital aims to ensure that the 14,000 displaced individuals seeking shelter there have access to essential power for their basic needs.
The PRCS expressed the difficulty in obtaining fuel within Gaza and expressed hope that it won’t be forced to completely shut down Al-Quds Hospital in the coming days due to the depletion of fuel and essential supplies.
They urgently appeal to health and relief organizations for humanitarian aid, medical supplies, and fuel to reach the hospital.
It’s important to note that despite humanitarian aid entering Gaza, including food, water, medical supplies, and medicine, fuel has not been permitted to enter the region.
Explosive Footage: Israel Strikes ‘Terrorist Target’ – Watch the Intense Video
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have released a video that they claim shows an attack on what they describe as a Hezbollah “terrorist target.” The video, shared by the Israeli Air Force on [X], reportedly captures a fiery explosion following an airstrike that occurred overnight.
Tensions have been escalating in the region, with Hezbollah, based in Lebanon, engaging in border skirmishes with Israeli forces, while the IDF is conducting military operations against Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
In a separate announcement, the IDF stated that Mohsen Abu Zina, whom they identified as the “Head of Weapons and Industries” for Hamas, was the latest top official to be targeted. According to the IDF, Abu Zina was a key figure in Hamas, specializing in the development of strategic weapons and rockets.
Additionally, the IDF has established an evacuation route in northern Gaza for residents to move south. This area is described as a fierce combat zone, and the IDF has urged residents to heed evacuation calls, joining the hundreds of thousands who have already relocated in recent days.
Israel Announces Killing of top Hamas weapons developer in Strike
The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) have reported the elimination of Mohsen Abu Zina, a senior Hamas commander responsible for the organization’s weapons and industries programs.
The IDF and ISA eliminated Hamas’ Head of Weapons and Industries, Mohsen Abu Zina.
He served as one of Hamas’ leading weapon developers, with expertise in strategic weapons and rockets.
We continue to operate in Gaza to eliminate Hamas. pic.twitter.com/71L6gBAAWP
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) November 8, 2023
The IDF has not provided specific details regarding whether his death occurred in an airstrike or a ground operation. The operation is part of Israel’s efforts to clear Hamas tunnels beneath Gaza City.
The IDF’s statement on [X], formerly known as Twitter, indicated that Abu Zina played a significant role in developing strategic weapons and rockets for Hamas. Israel continues its operations in Gaza with the objective of eliminating the threat posed by Hamas.