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Al-Aqsa Hospital Loses Power as Health Facilities Inundated Amid Nonstop Israeli Attacks

HeadlineMay 24, 2024

In central Gaza, generators at Al-Aqsa Hospital in Deir al-Balah have reportedly gone out as the hospital warns there is no fuel left to power generators and that without electricity, “all patients will be condemned to death.” On Thursday, Al-Aqsa Hospital treated dozens of Palestinians injured in an Israeli shelling on a welfare ministry site. Twelve people were killed in that attack.

Dr. Khalil al-Degran: “Most of the bodies were burnt. More than 30 wounded arrived at this hospital. This hospital in a few hours will not be functioning because of the lack of fuel for the generator. Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital is the only one hospital that is functioning in central Gaza.”

In Jabaliya in northern Gaza, the last two hospitals still treating patients remain under a dayslong Israeli siege. This comes as the Israeli military says the bodies of three hostages were recovered in the Jabaliya refugee camp. They are believed to have been killed in the October 7 attack and then brought to Gaza.

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