Original title: WHO: A child dies every 10 minutes in Gaza Strip Latest situation on the situation between Palestine and Israel
On November 9, a child was treated in the hospital in Khan Younis, a city in the southern Gaza Strip. Published by Xinhua News Agency (Photo by Rizek Abduljawad)
The Hamas Media Office issued a statement on the evening of the 11th, calling on international organizations to protect Shifa Hospital, the largest hospital in the Gaza Strip. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated on the 10th that the medical institutions still functioning in the Gaza Strip are overwhelmed. Please follow Xinhua News Agency reporters for a quick three-minute overview of the new situation between Palestine and Israel last night and this morning →
The media office of the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) issued a statement on the evening of the 11th, calling on the International Committee of the Red Cross and other international organizations to protect Shifa Hospital, the largest hospital in the Gaza Strip, located in Gaza City, to avoid a “catastrophic” situation.
The statement said that since the evening of the 10th, Shifa Hospital has been attacked many times, and medical workers, the sick and wounded, and displaced people may all become targets of attacks. Because the dead and injured could not be transported to the hospital, the health department in the Gaza Strip was unable to update relevant casualty data on the 11th.
Palestinian sources told Xinhua News Agency reporters on the 11th that Israeli tank troops surrounded Shifa Hospital that day and had fierce conflicts with Palestinian armed personnel around the hospital. All roads leading to the hospital have been cut off. According to a source from the health department in the Gaza Strip, Shifa Hospital is currently “completely cut off” and has stopped services.
On November 3, the injured waited for treatment at the entrance of Shifa Hospital in Gaza City.Xinhua News Agency
In response, Moshe Tetro, head of Gaza affairs at the Government Territory Activities Coordination Office under the Israeli Defense Ministry, issued a statement on social media on the evening of the 11th, saying that there was no shooting incident at Shifa Hospital, and the Israeli army did not lay siege to the hospital. “The east wing of the hospital remains open.”
“A child dies every 10 minutes”
Director-General of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on social media on the 11th that the WHO was “extremely disturbed” by reports of Israeli air strikes around Shifa Hospital.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a United Nations Security Council meeting on the 10th that half of the 36 hospitals and two-thirds of primary medical centers in the Gaza Strip are no longer operational, and the medical institutions that are still operating are overwhelmed. “On average, a child dies in the Gaza Strip every 10 minutes.”
French President Macron said in an interview with a BBC reporter on the 10th that Israel had the right to defend itself after being attacked by Hamas, but that “babies, women and the elderly were killed in air strikes” in the Gaza Strip, and Israel had “no reason” to bomb civilians.
The population of the Gaza Strip is approximately 2.3 million. According to data from the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, nearly 1.6 million people have been displaced in the Gaza Strip so far.
Since a new round of conflict between Palestine and Israel broke out on October 7, more than 11,000 Palestinians have died in the Gaza Strip, most of them women and children. Israel previously said there were 1,400 Israeli deaths, but on the 10th of this month it lowered the death toll to about 1,200.
“Breaking the siege of Gaza”
A special joint summit of leaders of Arab-Islamic countries was held in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, on the 11th. The meeting called for an end to the siege of the Gaza Strip and the immediate delivery of humanitarian aid, including fuel, to the area.
On November 11, in the southern city of Rafah in the Gaza Strip, people inspected buildings after being attacked by Israel. Published by Xinhua News Agency (Photo by Khalid Omar)
All participating parties issued a statement at the end of the summit that day, calling on the International Criminal Court to investigate Israel’s illegal acts in the Gaza Strip, condemning Israel’s attempts to force Palestinians to relocate, and demanding that the United Nations Security Council pass a binding resolution to stop Israel’s attacks on the Gaza Strip. .
The statement also called on the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to investigate “Israel’s use of prohibited weapons in the Gaza Strip” and asked all countries to stop exporting weapons and ammunition to Israel.
The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement before the meeting that the parties decided to hold a “joint special summit” instead of holding an “Arab Leaders’ Summit” and an “Islamic Leaders’ Summit” separately, which shows that leaders of various countries understand We should put forward a unified position on the situation in the Gaza Strip to express the common will of Arab and Islamic countries and prevent the situation from further escalating.
Heads of state from Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Syria, Qatar, Egypt, Turkey and other countries attended the special summit that day. Iranian President Raisi also attended the meeting. This is the first visit by an Iranian president to Saudi Arabia since 2012.
Source: Xinhua News Agency
Editor: Xia Huiru
Reviewer: Zhang Qiuchen
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