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UN Delegation Evacuates Patients From Northern Gaza Hospital: Doctor Tells Anadolu

04.05.2024 00:57

UN team brought medical equipment, food for sick children in hospital during mission.

A UN delegation managed to evacuate several patients and those injured from the Kamal Adwan Hospital in the northern Gaza Strip, a doctor said Friday.

"A UN delegation on Thursday arrived at the hospital and evacuated patients and injured people, including children, outside Gaza and to hospitals in southern Gaza," Eid Sabbah, chief nurse at the Kamal Adwan Hospital, told Anadolu.

He did not, however, specify the number of patients who were evacuated.

Sabbah noted that the UN team brought medical equipment and food for sick children in the hospital, without specifying the quantities.

It is not the first time that patients or the injured have been evacuated by UN teams from northern to southern Gaza, but the numbers are very limited.

The northern part of Gaza is under a tight Israeli blockade that put the few functioning hospitals there in a severe shortage of medical supplies and fuel for the hospitals' generators.

Israel has waged a deadly military offensive on Gaza since an Oct. 7 Hamas incursion, which killed less than 1,200 people.

Tel Aviv, in comparison, has killed more than 34,600 Palestinians and wounded nearly 77,800 amid mass destruction and shortages of necessities in the Palestinian territory.

Nearly seven months into the Israeli onslaught, vast swathes of Gaza lay in ruins, pushing 85% of the enclave's population into internal displacement besides a crippling blockade on food, clean water and medicine, according to the UN.

Israel is accused of genocide at the International Court of Justice, which in January issued an interim ruling that ordered Tel Aviv to prevent genocidal acts and take measures to guarantee that humanitarian assistance is provided to civilians in Gaza.

*Writing by Ahmed Asmar -

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