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    According to the WHO director, Gaza’s Al-Shifa Hospital is no longer operational as a medical facility.

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    Somali Magazine – World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Sunday that Al-Shifa Hospital in the Gaza Strip is no longer in operation due to an alarming increase in patient mortality.

    “Unfortunately, the hospital no longer functions as a hospital.” “The world cannot remain silent while hospitals, which should be safe havens, become scenes of death, devastation, and despair,” Tedros wrote on X.

    He emphasised the hospital’s “dangerous and perilous” position, stating that for the previous three days, the institution has been without electricity and water, as well as limited internet access, significantly limiting its capacity to offer necessary treatment.

    “Tragically, the number of patient fatalities has increased significantly,” he stated, repeating his demand for a cease-fire in the Palestinian territory.

    Since the Palestinian group Hamas started a cross-border onslaught on the Gaza Strip on Oct. 7, Israel has been unrelenting in its air and ground strikes, including on hospitals, households, and places of worship.

    According to the Gaza government media office, the number of dead in the continuing Israeli assaults has topped 11,100, including over 8,000 women and children.

    According to official numbers, the Israeli dead toll has risen to about 1,200.

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