Press release issued by the Ministry of Health -Gaza
Developments of the ongoing Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip -day 8.
Two hundred and twelve (212) Palestinians have been killed, including 61 children, 36 women, and 16 elderly people. There are 1400 wounded.
Direct targeting of the Ministry of Health’s facilities stopped the central laboratory’s services, including Coronavirus testing, covid19 vaccinations, pregnancy services, and telemedicine.
Israeli forces targeted densely populated residential areas, displacing 40000 families to shelters. These overcrowded shelters are now a dangerous environment for the rapid spread of COVID-19.
We call on the international community to provide full protection for health care facilities in Gaza Strip.
We call on health and humanitarian organizations to provide critically needed personal protection equipment supplies to the shelters to limit the spread of COVID-19.