Health officials have warned that Gaza’s only cancer hospital is “out of service” after running out of fuel.
The director of the Turkish-Palestinian Friendship hospital told a press conference in a grim warning that Palestinian patients face a “certain death” as the medical facility was forced to stop all services.
Subhi Skaik, added, “We tell the world don’t leave cancer patients to a certain death due to the hospital being out of service.”
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The Palestinian Health Minister Mai al-Kaila confirmed this in a statement and warned that to date the total number of hospitals which have ceased operating is 16 out of 35.
“The lives of 70 cancer patients inside the hospital are seriously threatened,” she said in a statement.
The number of cancer patients in the Gaza Strip is about 2,000 living in catastrophic health conditions as a result of the ongoing Israeli aggression on the strip and the displacement of a large number.
Since 7 October the Health Ministry has confirmed on Wednesday that more than 8,796 Palestinians have been killed amid Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip.
The soaring death toll includes more than 3,648 children and over 22,219 have been wounded, the Hamas run Health Ministry added.