The ministry of Gaza Healthgoverned by Hamasstated on Thursday that 24 patients died in the Al Shifa hospital in the last two days due to power outages in the establishment, where the Israeli army is searching for hiding places for the Islamist movement.
"Twenty-four patients from different services died in the last 48 hours because vital medical equipment stopped working due to power outages," said the Health Ministry spokesperson. Ashraf al Qudra.
Most hospitals in the Gaza Strip They are running out of fuel to run their generators.
The Israeli war cabinet announced on Friday that it will allow two fuel tankers to enter the Palestinian territory daily.
Fuel shortages "are paralyzing the delivery of food assistance," the UN World Food Program (WFP), which sees a risk of famine in the Strip, of 362 km2 and almost 2.4 million inhabitants trapped since October 7 in the fighting between Israel and Hamas.
The conflict broke out that day with an incursion by Islamist commandos that killed 1,200 people, mostly civilians, and kidnapped around 240, according to the Jewish State's balance sheet.
Israel vowed to "annihilate" Hamas and launched a bombing campaign that left more than 11,500 dead, two-thirds of them women and children, according to the balance of that movement in power in Gaza since 2007.
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The fighting has focused in recent days on the Al Shifa hospitalthe largest of the Stripethat according Israel serves as an operational base Hamassomething that the Islamist group denies.
Since Thursday night, the Israeli army destroyed three buildings in Al Shifawhere the cafeteria, the maintenance service and the human resources service operated, reported a reporter from AFP.