War in the Middle East: Gaza Strip: 20 of the 36 clinics no longer in use

War in the Middle East: Gaza Strip: 20 of the 36 clinics no longer in use

According to the WHO, despite new aid supplies, work in many clinics in the coastal area is now at a standstill. The flight of people from the north of the fiercely contested Gaza Strip continues. The overview.

During its advance, Israel’s army says it killed several suspected terrorists in the Gaza Strip. The military said these included people involved in the massacre in Israel.

The United Nations called on Tel Aviv to open another border crossing to supply civilians. US President Joe Biden wants an increase in aid supplies. Many clinics in the Gaza Strip can no longer operate due to a lack of medical supplies. Once again, several hundred foreigners are allowed to leave the contested and sealed-off coastal strip.

The Gaza War was triggered by the worst massacre in Israel’s history, carried out by Hamas terrorists and other extremist Palestinian organizations on October 7th in Israel near the border with the Gaza Strip.

WHO: Only a few clinics can still operate

In the Gaza Strip, 20 of the 36 hospitals are no longer in use due to the heavy bombing, destruction and lack of medical supplies. This was reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva. The hospitals that were still functioning were only running in emergency mode because many did not have enough disinfectants and anesthesia preparations or electricity to provide normal patient care.

Israel: Numerous terrorists killed in fighting

During the night, Israeli soldiers reportedly killed 19 suspected terrorists who were planning an attack. In addition, the soldiers “eliminated” 30 suspected terrorists at a “Hamas military post” and a training area. It was initially unclear whether they were killed. The armed forces seized dozens of weapons, missiles and drones, among other things. The army also searched the office of the brother of Hamas leader Jihia al-Sinwar.

Allegedly Israel is targeting a clinic in Lebanon

According to Lebanese sources, a hospital was targeted during fighting on the border between Lebanon and Israel. The Lebanese Ministry of Health strongly condemned “the targeting” of the Mais al-Jabal hospital in the border area. The Israeli military says it is currently investigating the incident. The action would have “led to catastrophic consequences” if the artillery shell had fully exploded, the ministry said.

Tens of thousands again fled to the south of the Gaza Strip

According to Israeli reports, tens of thousands of people have fled from the contested north of the Gaza Strip to the south of the coastal area. For the sixth day in a row, safe escape for Palestinian civilians was again possible for several hours, said the Israeli Cogat authority, which is responsible for Palestinian affairs. According to the army, the escape corridor is passable for six hours during the day. “The time for an evacuation is running out,” warned an army spokesman.

Around 600 foreigners about to leave the Gaza Strip

According to Palestinian information, 594 foreigners and Palestinians with dual citizenship were waiting to leave Egypt via the Rafah border crossing on Friday, according to Palestinian information. The Palestinian Authority’s list also included six Germans. People from Canada, the USA, Romania, Russia, Brazil, Poland and other countries are also planned to leave the country.

Hamas authority: Death toll in Gaza rises to more than 11,000

The number of Palestinians killed in the Gaza Strip has risen to 11,078 since the start of the war, according to the health ministry of the Islamist Hamas. A spokesman said 27,490 more people have been injured since then. Around 2,700 people are considered missing. The day before, the Ministry of Health in Gaza reported 10,818 deaths.

The Ministry of Health in the West Bank, which is under the control of the Palestinian Authority (PA), said the number of deaths in the Gaza Strip was 11,025. According to its own information, the authority still has its own employees in the Gaza Strip.

On the Israeli side, more than 1,400 people were killed in the terrorist attack on October 7th and shortly afterwards, including many women, children and young people.

UN wants to see another border crossing open

The United Nations called on Israel to open its Kerem Shalom border crossing into the Gaza Strip. The facilities there were built to handle trucks, while the Rafah crossing to Egypt currently in use was built for pedestrians, said UN Emergency Relief Office (OCHA) spokesman Jens Laerke in Geneva. Therefore, in addition to security concerns, there are always logistical problems in Rafah in handling large quantities of relief supplies. A total of 821 trucks with aid have now been dispatched. Before Hamas’ terrorist attack on Israel, there were around 500 trucks a day.

Biden advocates increasing aid supplies

US President Joe Biden spoke out in favor of delivering significantly more aid supplies to the Gaza Strip. “Two days ago there were 96 trucks with relief supplies and yesterday 106 trucks. But we need more, and soon. Our goal is at least 150 a day, every day,” he wrote in a lengthy statement on the platform X (formerly Twitter) .

Autonomous Authority ready to govern Gaza Strip again

The Palestinian Authority (PA) has reportedly once again signaled its willingness to take over government again after the end of the Gaza war as part of a two-state solution. “We will bear our full responsibility within the framework of a comprehensive political solution,” said Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, according to the Palestinian news agency Wafa. What is meant is the establishment of an independent Palestinian state, which, in addition to the Gaza Strip, should also include the West Bank and East Jerusalem. However, this vision is rejected by most members of the government in Israel.

99 dead UN employees so far

According to the United Nations, 99 employees have been killed in the Gaza war so far as a result of Israeli attacks. UN Secretary-General António Guterres called on teams at all locations around the world to observe a minute’s silence at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, November 13, the UN spokesperson said at the United Nations’ European headquarters in Geneva. The flags would be flown at half-mast. According to the spokesman, never since the UN was founded in 1945 have so many staff members died in such a short period of time during a conflict.

Source: Stern

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