WHO says Gaza’s biggest hospital becoming a cemetery


Gaza’s biggest hospital, Al Shifa, is “nearly a cemetery”, the World Health Organization warns.
Dozens of premature babies and 45 kidney patients needing dialysis can’t be treated properly, a WHO spokesman says.

Doctors say there has been fighting close to the hospital and they are facing severe fuel shortages.

Israel has accused Hamas of having a command and control centre under the hospital – which the facility and Hamas deny.

The UN agency for Palestinian refugees has warned its humanitarian operations in Gaza will “grind to a halt” in 48 hours when it runs out of fuel.

UNRWA says Israel has refused to allow fuel supplies into the Gaza Strip, but Israel says it offered 300 litres to maintain services at the Al Shifa hospital.

Israel began striking Gaza after the Hamas attacks on 7 October, in which 1,200 people were killed and more than 200 taken hostage.

The Hamas-run health ministry says more than 11,000 people have been killed in Gaza since – of whom more than 4,500 were children.__bbc.com