Lack of fuel is once again blocking humanitarian aid and telecommunications in Gaza


The UN has indicated that Israel has announced that from today it will allow 60,000 liters of fuel from Egypt into Gaza every day. Meanwhile, the military has issued an ultimatum to evacuate Al Shifa Hospital.

Both the delivery of humanitarian aid and telecommunications, necessary to understand the situation in Gaza, were blocked in the Gaza Strip over the past 24 hours due to a lack of fuel, the UN said in its daily report on the crisis.

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs emphasizes that the current telecommunications disruption, the fourth since the start of hostilities and the first caused by a lack of fuel, has prevented the country from receiving much of its daily data on the health situation update. , food and other aspects.

In addition, for the third day in a row, no humanitarian supplies have arrived as the lack of fuel prevents the UN Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) from receiving and distributing this aid, which is needed for both transport and coordination through telecommunications, he pointed out . The report.

This is happening at a time when, according to the World Food Program (WFP), cases of dehydration and malnutritionand there is a risk of real famine if food transports cannot continue at the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and Gaza.

However, UNRWA has indicated that the Israeli authorities have informed it that from today, Saturday, they will allow entry into Gaza of 60,000 liters of fuel per day from Egypt, with which the organization wants to be able to carry out at least 37% of humanitarian operations, including food distribution.

He also indicated that this influx of fuel could power hospital generators at a time when three out of four in Gaza are unable to function due to a lack of power, some of which are the main battleground of the clashes between Israel and Hamas.

North Gaza.  Photo: Efe

Ultimatum to evacuate Al Shifa Hospital

The Israeli army has given doctors, patients and displaced persons staying at the Palestinian Al Shifa hospital one hour to leave it, Gaza’s Health Ministry said.

The head of the Orthopedics Department, Adnan al Bursh, quoted by the ministry, assured that the order has caused a “severe state of panic and fear” in the hospital and stressed that doctors will not leave the hospital without patients.

On the other hand, Gaza’s General Director of Public Health, Munir al Bursh, has denounced that Israeli forces have taken bodies from the hospital’s morgue, as well as from the cemetery excavated within the perimeter of the medical facilities.

The Israeli military claims that Al Shifa hides a Hamas command center and is therefore a military target.

16,000 dead

According to the Gaza Ministry of Health, more than 16,000 people (more than a third of whom are minors) have been killed in the Gaza Strip during the 43-day war between Israel and the Islamist group Hamas. to the incessant Israeli attacks and the collapse of the main hospitals.

26 Palestinians arrive in Euskadi to be welcomed after leaving the Gaza Strip

26 Palestinians arrive in Euskadi to be welcomed after leaving the Gaza Strip
26 Palestinians arrive in Euskadi to be welcomed after leaving the Gaza Strip

Source: EITB


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