Israeli soldiers ordered the evacuation “within an hour” of Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza, announces AFP
Israeli soldiers who are carrying out a raid on the Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza for the fourth consecutive day have ordered its evacuation via loudspeaker “within an hour”, reported an AFP journalist on the spot.
Currently, according to the UN, 2,300 patients, caregivers and displaced people are in this establishment and international concern is growing for their fate. Israel assures that Hamas, in power in Gaza, uses this establishment as a military base.
The Palestinian Authority announced last night that 17,000 liters of fuel had been delivered
The Palestinian Authority, responsible for the Rafah crossing on the Egyptian border, announced last night that 17,000 liters of fuel had been delivered to power the generators of the Gazan telecommunications company.
At the request of the United States, Israel allowed the entry of two fuel trucks into the Gaza Strip daily.
The announced deliveries represent only a small part of the quantities of fuel, or 50 trucks, which entered the Gaza Strip daily before the start of the war, according to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA).
Red Crescent announces 5 dead in overnight strike on West Bank refugee camp
The Palestinian Red Crescent announced overnight that five people were killed and two injured in a strike on the Balata refugee camp in Nablus, in the occupied West Bank.
According to the camp administration, the airstrike hit a building housing a headquarters of Fatah, the main Palestinian organization.
When asked, the Israeli army did not immediately confirm this strike
Gaza hospital director announces 26 dead in strike
The director of Nasser Hospital in Khan Yunis, in the central Gaza Strip, announced that 26 people had been killed in a strike on three residential buildings in the town.
This airstrike, which took place in the Hamad district, also left 23 seriously injured, he told AFP.
“We are not asking for the moon”: senior UN officials demand a “humanitarian ceasefire” in Gaza
The heads of humanitarian operations from the UN, the Refugee Agency and the WHO demanded on Friday a “humanitarian ceasefire” in the Gaza Strip for 2.2 million people trapped by the “horror” of the war between Hamas and Israel.
“We are not asking for the moon. We are asking for basic measures necessary to meet the essential needs of the civilian population and stem the course of this crisis,” protested the head of UN humanitarian operations Martin Griffiths, in a video intervention during an informal plenary meeting of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
A first delivery of fuel to the Gaza Strip after the green light from Israel
A first delivery of fuel arrived in the Gaza Strip on Friday after the green light given by Israel to end the suspension of telecommunications which is blocking the delivery of humanitarian aid to the besieged Palestinian territory.
Israel had shortly before authorized, at the request of the United States, the entry of two trucks of fuel each day into the Gaza Strip, where shortages of fuel, necessary to power generators, have put many hospitals out of service and shut down telecommunications as well as deliveries of humanitarian aid.
The situation is “catastrophic” for patients, displaced people and caregivers at Al-Shifa hospital
Hello and welcome to this live broadcast on the war between Israel and Hamas. On the 43rd day of this conflict, Al-Shifa hospital is at the center of concern.
The situation is “catastrophic” for patients, displaced people and caregivers who are crowded there without electricity “or water or food”, said its director, Doctor Mohammed Abou Salmiya.
For its part, the Israeli army, whose tanks still surround the hospital while fighting rages elsewhere in Gaza City, indicated that it continued to search the immense complex housing, according to it, a hideout of the Hamas installed in particular in a network of tunnels.
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