Dr. Abu Al-Rish Calls on International Community to Intervene in Israeli Targeting of Palestinian Health facilities
During a press conference after Israeli military airstrikes targeted the headquarters of the Ministry of Health in Gaza, Deputy Minister of Health Dr. Yousef Abu Al-Rish called for the international community to demand an end to the Israeli targeting of health institutions in Gaza.
Dr. Abu Al-Rish stated that bombing the headquarters of the Ministry of Health in Gaza and the main center of primary care centers will have a devastating effect on health care delivery to Gaza.
Dr. Abu Al-Rish said yesterday the Israeli airstrikes targeted the vicinity of the Ministry of Health building, and today targeted the headquarters of the Ministry of Health. This targeting of medical institutions is a war crime.
Dr. Abu Al-Rish said that the bombing resulted in the injury of medical personnel in the Ministry of Health, some of them critical.
The bombing caused the halting of the central laboratory’s services in which the Coronavirus tests were conducted, as well as vaccinations, pregnancy services, and telemedicine.
Dr. Abu Al-Rish announced that the Ministry of Health will continue to provide services to citizens as they are subjected to continuous bombardment by the Israeli military strikes.