Gaza’s hospitals are in crisis amid a lack of fuel, which could put the lives of 1,100 kidney failure patients at risk, including 38 children, the Palestinian Health Ministry said today.
Ten hospitals and 29 health care centers in Gaza are no longer operating as a result of Israeli airstrikes and a lack of fuel, according to the health ministry. Others remain open but are expected to run out of fuel in the coming days.
“Delaying the entry of fuel into Gaza Strip hospitals foreshadows a dire health and humanitarian disaster,” Palestinian Health Ministry spokesperson Dr. Ashraf Al-Qudra said in a statement.
Israel cut off all supplies into Gaza after Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack. While the first aid trucks since the conflict began entered Gaza yesterday, they did not include fuel.