GAZA CITY, PALESTINOW.COM – The Israeli forces killed three members of Salha’s family in a bombing in Deir Al-Balah today. The bombing killed Eyad Salha, a handicapped father, his pregnant wife Amani, and his two years- old daughter.
Two hundred and twenty-seven (227) Palestinians have so far been killed, including 64 children, 38 women, and 17 elderly people, while 1620 are wounded due to the ongoing Israeli attacks on Gaza Strip.
Ministry of Health is concerned about the humanitarian situation and the health conditions of the population in Gaza
Israeli forces targeted densely populated residential areas, displacing
5 0,000 families to shelters. These overcrowded shelters are now a dangerous environment for the rapid spread of COVID-19.
Direct targeting of the Ministry of Health’s facilities stopped the central laboratory’s services for the second day, including Coronavirus testing, COVID-19 vaccinations, pregnancy services, and telemedicine.
The Medical Relief Foundation’s laboratory is being utilized to provide coronavirus testing to travelers only due to the laboratory’s limited capacity.
Since the beginning of the attacks on May 11, a large number of homes have been destroyed. Twenty-four health facilities suffered partial or complete damage as a result of the continuous Israeli bombardment. The targeting of health care professionals and killing a number of them, has added additional strain to the provision of patient services.
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The Palestinian Ministry of Health in the Gaza Strip appeals to all friends of human rights and the Palestinian people in the world – whether governments or charitable and humanitarian institutions – to respond urgently, and to take effective and urgent steps to save the health situation. The health sector needs an estimated USD 46.6 million to be able to continue to provide the necessary services by the ministry.