Amid Gaza crisis: Indonesian Hospital out of service

2023-11-17 10:16:58 | Last Update : 2023-11-17 11:22:36

As the crisis in Gaza entered its 42 days, an Indonesian hospital in the city remains out of service with patients waiting for help in hospital corridors

Amid Gaza crisis: Indonesian Hospital out of service
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Israel's attacks on the Gaza Strip have been going on for 42 days. Thousands of Palestinians have lost their lives in Israeli attacks on civilian settlements, hospitals, and mosques, while hospitals have started go out of service one by one due to fuel and medicine shortages. Footage from the Indonesian hospital in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip has shown the tragic conditions as wounded Palestinians lined the hallways of the facility, some lying prone amid pools of blood. 

"We can no longer provide services, we can no longer offer beds to patients" emphasized hospital director Atef al-Kahlout and announced that parts of the hospital are out of service.

The hospital, designed for 140 patients, is currently operating for around 500 patients, according to al-Kahlout. Of these, 45 urgently require surgical attention. He urged ambulances to divert patients elsewhere due to the hospital's overwhelmed capacity.

Departments within the hospital are unable to function adequately and the hospital don't have beds, as stated by al-Kahlout. 

"All hospitals in Gaza City and the north have stopped working," he said in response to the question of whether patients can be transferred to other hospitals.


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 Oct. 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 Israel killed 11,500 people, including 4,506 children, 3,027 women, and 397 elderly people. It injured at least 32,000 people in its attacks on Gaza.

It was reported that 1,200 Israelis, including 324 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 once again turning into a bloodbath, a deadline has been set for nearly 2.5 million Palestinians to leave the blockaded Gaza.

In the occupied West Bank, 106 Palestinians were killed in attacks by Israeli forces and Jewish settlers. In Israel’s attacks on Gaza, 48 journalists were killed.

In the clashes between the Israeli army and Hezbollah on the Israel-Lebanon border since Oct. 8, 55 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 Jabalia Refugee Camp in Gaza, killing civilians.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that he was breaking off all contact with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu because of Israeli attacks on civilians in the Gaza Strip.

Source: Al Jazeera

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