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Another hospital in Gaza paralyzed due to lack of fuel

Ramallah, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) denounced today that the Al Quds Hospital, one of the largest in the Gaza Strip, paralyzed its work due to the lack of fuel because of the Israeli blockade.

The medical center is out of service and is no longer operational, the humanitarian agency reported in a statement.

The agency explained that medical staff are doing everything possible to provide care to patients and wounded but repeated appeals for urgent international assistance, given the week-long siege and a five-day communications and Internet blackout, were unsuccessful.

PRCS warned that this health facility was left to its fate under continuous Israeli shelling, posing serious risks to medical staff, patients and displaced civilians.

It criticized the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, especially in the northern region, which was drastically worsened by the escalation of Israeli military attacks, “including targeted siege and deprivation of aid to hospitals.”

In this situation, the Palestine Red Crescent held the international community and the signatories of the Fourth Geneva Convention responsible for the total collapse of the health system and the resulting appalling humanitarian conditions.

Adopted in 1949, the treaty addresses the protection of civilians amid war.