If fuel doesn't arrive, 1100 people, including 38 children, could die: Gaza health ministry

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The Gaza Health Ministry said in a statement that Israel used 'unusual weapons' that caused severe burns on the bodies of the victims. It was also stated that thousands of kidney patients could lose their lives if hospitals are not fuelled. Egypt was asked to open the Rafah border crossing and secure the entry of aid and the exit of the wounded.

If fuel doesn't arrive, 1100 people, including 38 children, could die: Gaza health ministry

The Gaza Health Ministry said in a statement that Israel used 'unusual weapons' that caused severe burns on the victims' bodies. It was also stated that thousands of kidney patients could lose their lives if hospitals are not fuelled.

"Medical personnel monitored the use of unusual weapons that caused severe burns on the bodies of the martyrs and wounded."Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said in a statement.

Israel has so far not commented on the statements.

The United Nations(UN) Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) issued a dire warning on Sunday, stating that it is on the verge of running out of fuel in the Gaza Strip within the next three days.

WILL COST THE LIVES OF PATIENTS WITH KIDNEY FAILURE

In a separate statement, Al-Qudra warned of "serious complications" that could cost the lives of more than 1,000 kidney failure patients if fuel is not provided to hospitals and the health sector.

"Failure to provide fuel to hospitals will cause serious complications that will cost the lives of 1,100 kidney failure patients, including 38 children," he said, calling on citizens who have any amount of diesel in their possession to urgently donate fuel to hospitals to save the lives of the wounded and sick.

BORDER CROSSING STATEMENT BY THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH

On the other hand, in another statement by the Ministry of Health, Egypt was asked to open the Rafah border crossing and secure the entry of aid and the exit of the wounded.

'FUEL MUST ENTER GAZA'

The head of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said that hospitals in Gaza need to be supplied with fuel to operate. Ghebreyesus called on the Israeli government to allow the transfer of fuel.

WHAT HAPPENED

Hamas' military wing, the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, announced that they launched a comprehensive attack against Israel called "Al-Aqsa Flood" on the morning of October 7.

While thousands of rockets were fired from Gaza towards Israel, armed groups entered the settlements in the region. The Israeli army also launched an attack on the Gaza Strip with dozens of warplanes.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza announced that 4,651 people, including 1873 children and 1023 women, were killed and 14,245 people were injured in Israel's attacks on Gaza.

It was reported that 1400 Israelis, including 306 soldiers, were killed and 5,132 Israelis were wounded in the attacks from Gaza.

The Israeli army hit Damascus and Aleppo airports. As the Middle East is turning into a bloodbath again, a deadline has been set for nearly 2 and a half million Palestinians to leave the blockaded Gaza.

In the occupied West Bank, 90 Palestinians were reportedly killed in attacks by Israeli forces and Jewish settlers. In Israel's attacks on Gaza, 18 journalists were killed.

In the clashes between the Israeli army and Hezbollah on the Israel-Lebanon border since 8 October, 24 Hezbollah members and 4 civilians, one of whom was a journalist, were killed. Three Israeli soldiers and one Israeli civilian were killed in the attacks organized by Lebanon.

Most recently, Israel attacked the al-Ahli Baptist Hospital in Gaza, killing civilians.

Source: Anadolu Agency

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