Palestinians stand in a line as they wait to receive food amid shortages of food supplies

Israel’s war on Gaza live: Khan Younis hospitals out of food

By Brian Osgood and Mersiha Gadzo |

  • The Gaza Health Ministry says Nasser and Al-Amal hospitals have run out of food as Israeli siege of the Khan Younis medical centres continues.
  • UN relief chief Griffiths tells Security Council aid to Gaza continues to be blocked.

Raed Shteiwi, a spokesman for the Fatah movement in the northern West Bank city, says that Israeli soldiers also detained 30 Palestinians since the beginning of this year.

“Israeli forces are isolating the city from surrounding Palestinian villages, and increasingly erecting military checkpoints to the entrances, as part of a policy of collective punishment,” he told Al Jazeera.

“Residents are suffering economically as well from the continuous closures, as occupation forces continue to close stores, and impose a siege on the city. They even installed an iron gate at the entrance to Qalqilya, which witnesses daily raids and arrest campaigns.”

MSF chief in Gaza says attacks on health facilities are ‘systematic’

Leo Cans, the director of Doctors Without Borders (MSF) for the Palestinian territories, has said that Israel is “almost systematically” rejecting humanitarian assistance deliveries to northern Gaza and that the health system is experiencing unimaginable strain.

“I saw a majority of women and children among the hospital patients. It’s the first time we’ve seen this, even though we’ve worked with my colleagues in other war situations, in Afghanistan, Syria, South Sudan,” Cans said in an interview with the news outlet AFP. “For us, it’s clear proof that the bombings are indiscriminate.”

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