Gaza medical supplies removed by Israel and WHO online

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Gaza medical supplies removed by Israel and WHO online. It has been reported that a disagreement has broken out between the World Health Organization (WHO) and Israel over the removal of supplies from the WHO’s warehouse in southern Gaza following an order from the Israeli army. Israel has denied the claim.

The WHO received notifications from the Israeli forces “informing us that our medical supplies in our southern Gaza facility must be removed within 24 hours, as they will be rendered unusable due to ground operations”, according to an article on the X website posted on Monday by its chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

It has been requested by him that Israel withdraw the order and take measures to protect hospitals and other infrastructure on the day in question.

After Tuesday’s warning, the Israeli army reacted by saying it had never issued such a warning in the first place. According to COGAT, an Israeli ministry organization responsible for Palestinian civilian matters within the Israeli defence ministry, the truth is that we did not ask you to evacuate the warehouses and we also made it clear [and in writing] to the relevant UN representatives,” the organization said on X.

We would expect, at least, from a UN official, that the information would be more accurate, the statement added.

It’s a social media dispute that has erupted and is expected to continue to rumble on for the foreseeable future,” said Al Jazeera’s Alan Fisher, who is reporting from occupied East Jerusalem for the network.

It can be seen that the WHO took this matter seriously in moving stuff out of the warehouse. According to our correspondent, the warehouse serves 11 hospitals in Gaza, and UN officials are concerned that the removal of supplies may result in hospitals in southern Gaza becoming even more overburdened as a result of the removal of supplies.

I believe that this could grow into a much larger diplomatic row in the future,” he added.

As with other UN agencies, the WHO as well as other health organizations have repeatedly called on Israel to use restraint in its use of force in its military offensive in Gaza in order to avoid attacking civilians and medical facilities.

‘There is no place in Gaza that is safe’

The UN humanitarian coordinator for the Palestinian territories, Lynn Hastings, warned on Monday that there is a risk of an even worse scenario unfolding that might prove even more disastrous for humanitarian operations, and that humanitarian operations might not be able to respond to it. The conditions necessary to provide aid to the Gazan people do not exist, he added.

It has been seven days since Israel ended a seven-day ceasefire, forcing tens of thousands of Gazans into ever-closer quarters, desperate to find food, water, shelter, and safety in spite of Israel’s increased military operations, Hastings said in a statement. Gaza is no longer safe and there are no more places you can go to if you want to escape the violence.”

In response to the Hamas attack on southern Israel on October 7, which resulted in the death of over 1,100 civilians, Israel bombed the Gaza Strip, which resulted in the death of more than 15,900 Palestinians, including more than 6,600 children. There have been massive destructions in entire neighbourhoods; about 1.9 million people, or more than 80 percent of the population, have been forced to flee their homes.

According to the WHO, 203 attacks have been recorded on hospitals, ambulances, medical supplies, and healthcare workers detained for a variety of reasons in the Syrian Strip, including 203 attacks on ambulances, ambulance drivers, and medical supplies.

An influx of bodies is taking place

Over the weekend, the Israeli army announced that it would expand its operations to the south following the collapse of the truce after focusing most of its air and ground operations on northern Gaza for more than a month. Health officials were greatly concerned about the impact of the move on an already catastrophic humanitarian situation, and they feared that a further deterioration might occur.

The director general of Gaza’s Ministry of Health, Munir al-Bursh, said on Monday that the Ministry of Health was overwhelmed by dead bodies. He described a collapsed healthcare system that is unable to meet the needs of its inhabitants due to a lack of staff and medical supplies, as well as an acute shortage of medical supplies.

There are a large number of civilians jammed into areas in the south of Gaza after escaping bombardment in the north after following Israeli evacuation orders which indicated the southern Gaza Strip was a safe area for civilians. There is a very prevalent sense of fear and frustration among the civilian population in Khan Younis, the main city of the south, because the area is currently being heavily bombed and tanks are approaching the city.

In a statement released by the WHO in response to an intensified military ground operation in Khan Younis, the WHO said, “as the number of wounded and sick increases, the area’s two main hospitals may be unable to provide healthcare to thousands of people”.

An estimated 70,000 people are currently sheltering at the European Gaza Hospital, which has 370 beds, while thousands are sheltering at the Nasser Medical Complex in the south, according to a United Nations agency.

That news provided by timenews.

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