WHO affirms nearly 600 Israeli attacks on medical targets across Gaza

Edited by Ed Newman
2024-01-22 07:35:06


Geneva, January 22 (RHC)-- The World Health Organization (WHO) says the Israeli regime has staged nearly 600 attacks against medical targets across the Gaza Strip, which the regime has brought under an unrelenting genocidal war.  The attacks, WHO said on Friday, have affected 94 healthcare sites, including 26 out of the territory's 36 hospitals.

According to the United Nations health body, at least 613 people have been killed, and more than 770 others injured during the strikes.  WHO spokesperson Christian Lindmeier condemned the continuing bombardment and said that the "ongoing reduction of humanitarian space plus the continuing attacks on healthcare are pushing the people of Gaza to breaking point."

More than 22,600 people have died since October 7, when the Israeli regime launched the war in response to an operation staged by Gaza's resistance groups.

On Thursday, Gaza's Government Media Office said the regime had dropped more than 65,000 tons of missiles and bombs on Gaza throughout the war.   The report says the Israeli regime has dropped more than 65,000 tons of missiles and bombs on Gaza during its ongoing genocidal war against the territory.

Also on Friday, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus wrote on X, former Twitter, that many of Gaza’s amputees would receive treatment days after suffering an injury, reducing the chance that their limbs can be saved.

The war in #Gaza has caused many people, of all ages, to suffer life-changing amputations.

Many people are only able to receive care several days after their injuries occurred, reducing the possibility of saving their limbs.  The lack of treatment and experts means people are… pic.twitter.com/aUyAfP5OwS

"Amputees require early physiotherapy and rehabilitation, and proper nursing care, along with optimal nutrition and mental health support – essential services that are currently unavailable due to the heavy toll on health facilities during the conflict," he wrote.

He added that the WHO was working to provide medical supplies to Gaza, but that "so much more is required."





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