MOH Gaza Update 1900 hours on 23/07/2014

The Ministry of Health in Gaza reports the following statistics as at 1900 hours on Wednesday July 23, 2014.

Deaths: 681 – 166 children, 67 women 18-60 years, 37 persons over 60 years
Injuries: 4,519 – 1,375 children, 788 women 18-60 years, 182 over 60 years.
ICU: 104 patients

Statistics as at 23/07/2014

Statistics as at 23/07/2014

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MOH Press Release: Another massacre, this time in Khan Younis

Ministry of Health Gaza
July 23, 2014

People fleeing by whatever means they can

People fleeing by whatever means they can

Another massacre is underway in Khan Younis, where relentless Israeli shelling and sniper fire are wreaking death and destruction on all that moves in the zone east of Khan Younis city.

The villages of Khuza’a, Al Fukhari, Abasan Alkabir, Abasan Al Sa’ir, Jarara, and Bani Suhela received no warning of the attacks, and no warnings to evacuate before the bombardment began at around 11pm last night.

The intensity of Israeli shelling around the Algerian Hospital in Abasan Alkabir shattered its windows, and led to its evacuation, leaving only the emergency department operational.

Despite residents’ frantic calls to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) for help in finding a safe route and safe vehicles to escape, the ICRC was unable to get a response from Israeli authorities until dawn today, when five bodies and 17 injured were retrieved and taken to Nasser Hospital in Khan Younis.

An unknown number of dead and injured remain behind, as ambulances are prevented access. Read more »

Gaza: Statement by Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Geneva, 23 July 2014

Human Rights Council 21st Special Session:
Human Rights Situation in the
Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem

Boy trapped in rubble, Gaza

Boy trapped in rubble, Gaza

Mr. President,

Distinguished Members of the Human Rights Council,

Excellencies,

The situation in the occupied Gaza Strip is critical for the civilians living there and requires your urgent attention. Since Israel announced its military operation “Protective Edge” on 7 July, Gaza has been subjected to daily intensive bombardment from the air, land and sea, employing well over 2,100 air strikes alone. The hostilities have resulted in the deaths of more than 600 Palestinians, including at least 147 children and 74 women.

This is the third serious escalation of hostilities in my six years as High Commissioner. As we saw during the two previous crises in 2009 and 2012, it is innocent civilians in the Gaza Strip, including children, women, the elderly and persons with disabilities, who are suffering the most. Read more »

The Lancet: Leading doctors and scientists denounce Gaza violence

Tuesday 22 July, 2014

More than 20 leading doctors and scientists* from the UK and Italy denounce ongoing Israeli military aggression in Gaza in a letter to The Lancet, published today [Tuesday 22 July].

“On the basis of our ethics and practice, we are denouncing what we witness in the aggression of Gaza by Israel,” write the authors. “We ask our colleagues, old and young professionals, to denounce this Israeli aggression.”

“We are appalled by the military onslaught on civilians in Gaza under the guise of punishing terrorists. This is the third large scale military assault on Gaza since 2008. Each time the death toll is borne mainly by innocent people in Gaza, especially women and children under the unacceptable pretext of Israel eradicating political parties and resistance to the occupation and siege they impose.” Read more »

MOH Gaza Press Release: US pledge welcome, but end to US funding of Israeli military more so

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The Ministry of Health in Gaza is disappointed that US Secretary of State John Kerry has pledged to give a paltry USD $47 million in humanitarian aid to Gaza, while at the same time providing over 3 billion a year to Israel for the very weapons being used to create the crisis.

The brutal Israeli military assaults of the past two weeks, largely funded or equipped by the United States, have now killed 605 Palestinians and injured 3,805, over 76 percent of them in their homes.

Six hospitals and seven health clinics have been attacked, some multiple times, completely destroying one clinic and forcing the complete evacuation of two hospitals. The Blood Bank, ambulance stations and ambulance services have also been targeted, and 12 ambulances have been destroyed since July 6. Read more »

MOH Gaza Update 1900 hrs 22/07/2014

12 killed and 40 wounded when this Gaza City apartment block was targeted by an Israeli missile

12 killed and 40 wounded when this Gaza City apartment block was targeted by an Israeli missile

The Ministry of Health in Gaza reports the following statistics as at 1900 hours on Tuesday July 22, 2014.

Deaths: 622 – 160 children, 66 women 18-60 years, 35 persons over 60 years
Injuries: 3,993 – 1,213 children, 698 women 18-60 years, 161 over 60 years.
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MOH Gaza Update 2200 hrs 21/07/2014

Al Aqsa Hospital after Israeli attacks

Al Aqsa Hospital after Israeli attacks

The Ministry of Health in Gaza reports the following statistics as at 2200 hours on Monday July 21, 2014.

Deaths: 558 – 149 children, 53 women 18-60 years, 28 persons over 60 years
Injuries: 3,504 – 1,100 children, 608 women 18-60 years, 144 over 60 years.
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Another Israeli attack on a hospital, another Israeli war crime

by Julie Webb-Pullman

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Israeli tanks attacked Al Aqsa hospital in Deir Al Balah at 2:50 pm this afternoon, killing five patients and doctors, and injuring more than 70.

The third and fourth floors, housing the emergency department, orthopaedic department, surgical department, and the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) were destroyed. Operating theatres had to cease work because of the lack of oxygen. Read more »

Gaza’s martyrs have names

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The following list contains the name, age, place and date of death of the 453 people killed in Gaza to date. Read more »

Fawzi Barhoum on Shajaiyah, resistance and ceasefire

by Julie Webb-Pullman

The scene in many Shajaiyah homes today- entire families wiped out

The scene in many Shajaiyah homes today- entire families wiped out

Gaza is today reeling from the brutal massacre of scores of people in the Shajaiyah neighbourhood east of Gaza City. Israeli tanks relentlessly shelled the area overnight, cutting off electricity and water supplies. Families huddled together, unable to flee because of the danger.

As day broke 40,000 people fled, carrying whatever they could. Bodies began arriving at Shifa Hospital from dawn – some 70 bodies were brought in but scores more dead and wounded still lay in the streets.
The Israel military shelled Red Crescent ambulances as they attempted to retrieve the dead and injured. Read more »

MOH Gaza Update 1600 hrs 20/07/2014

Dead bodies lie in the streets of Shajaia unable to be retrieved because of continued Israel fire

Dead bodies lie in the streets of Shajaia unable to be retrieved because of continued Israel fire

The Ministry of Health in Gaza reports the following statistics as at 1600 hours on Sunday July 20, 2014.

Deaths: 425 – 112 children, 41 women 18-60 years, 25 persons over 60 years
Injuries: 3,008 – 904 children, 533 women 18-60 years, 119 over 60 years.
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Gaza streets awash with blood

By Julie Webb-Pullman

Shajaia martyrs filling the morgue

Shajaia martyrs filling the morgue

The early morning massacre of civilians in the Shajai’a neighbourhoood of Gaza City killed at least 40 and left at least 200 injured. An unknown number of dead and injured still lie in the streets, unable to be retrieved because of continuing Israeli fire.

Hundreds of houses have been destroyed.

This atrocity is a blatant war crime.

The international community, and particularly the United Nations, are stained with the blood of the dead.

Their inaction in two weeks of escalating crimes against humanity, their failure to take decisive action to bring the rogue state of Israel under control, make them not only complicit, but active partners in the genocide of the people of Shajai’a, and of Palestine.

And all the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten their little hands.

Norwegian professor: Gaza needs you!

by Mads Gilbert

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Dearest friends

The last night was extreme. The “ground invasion” of Gaza resulted in scores and carloads with maimed, torn apart, bleeding, shivering, dying – all sorts of injured Palestinians, all ages, all civilians, all innocent. The heroes in the ambulances and in all of Gaza’s hospitals are working 12-24hrs shifts, grey from fatigue and inhuman workloads (without payment all in Shifa for the last 4 months), they care, triage, try to understand the incomprehensible chaos of bodies, sizes, limbs, walking, not walking, breathing, not breathing, bleeding, not bleeding humans. HUMANS! Now, once more treated like animals by “the most moral army in the world” (sic!).

My respect for the wounded is endless, in their contained determination in the midst of pain, agony and shock; my admiration for the staff and volunteers is endless, my closeness to the Palestinian “sumud” gives me strength, although in glimpses I just want to scream, hold someone tight, cry, smell the skin and hair of the warm child, covered in blood, protect ourselves in an endless embrace – but we cannot afford that, nor can they. Read more »

Dignity or death – we cannot give up now

by Julie Webb-Pullman

Three families who had their lives turned upside down by Israeli missiles strikes on their homes and bodies are adamant they will not give up now – they have lost too much.

Far from frightening the Gazan people into submission, the cruel carnage unleashed on the civilian population by the Israeli military machine has only served to strengthen their resolve to resist, at whatever cost. When you hear their stories you may understand why.

Noor Abu Jarad recovering in Shifa hospital

Noor Abu Jarad recovering in Shifa hospital

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MOH Gaza Update 1800 hrs 19/07/14

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The Ministry of Health in Gaza reports the following statistics as at 1800 hours on Saturday July 19, 2014.

Deaths: 338 – 83 children, 24 women 18-60 years, 18 persons over 60 years
Injuries: 2,556 – 755 children, 463 women 18-60 years, 107 over 60 years.
ICU: 23 patients

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MOH Gaza Update 19/07/2014

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The Ministry of Health in Gaza reports the following statistics as at 0600 hours on Saturday July 19, 2014.

Deaths: 307 – 72 children, 24 women 18-60 years, 18 persons over 60 years
Injuries: 2,268 – 657 children, 408 women 18-60 years, 98 over 60 years.
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MOH Gaza Update 18/07/2014

A message to Netanyahu from the emergency room on Thursday

A message to Netanyahu from the emergency room on Thursday

The Ministry of Health in Gaza reports the following statistics as at 1800 hours on Friday July 18, 2014:

Deaths: 273 – 62 children, 24 women 18-60 years, 17 persons over 60 years
Injuries: 2,196 – 637 children, 393 women 18-60 years, 88 over 60 years.
ICU: 23 patients

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War crimes in Gaza must cease, says MOH Gaza

Wafa Rehabilitation Hospital destroyed on Thursday evening

Wafa Rehabilitation Hospital destroyed on Thursday evening

Press Release
Ministry of Health Gaza

July 18, 2014

Air strikes. Naval bombardment. Land invasion. New generation DIME weapons. Poison Gas. Children killed in their beds, at the dinner table, playing on the beach. Doctors’ homes wantonly destroyed. Hospital after hospital attacked – European Hospital, Wafa Hospital, Beit Hanoun. Will Shifa Hospital be next?

The brutal Israeli escalation worsens by the hour. We already have 274 Palestinians dead, 76 percent of whom were killed in their homes. Of our 2,196 injured, 78 percent were wounded at home. The toll continues to rise rapidly. Read more »

Send medical aid for Gaza, TO Gaza, says Gaza Deputy Minister of Health

PRESS RELEASE
Ministry of Health Gaza

Gaza hospitals working with grossly inadequate resources

Gaza hospitals working with grossly inadequate resources

The critical lack of medical drugs and supplies in Gaza’s hospitals is one threat to patients’ chances of surviving the brutal Israeli airstrikes. A cynical lack of solidarity on the part of the unity government’s Ministry of Health in the West Bank is another.

International appeals for assistance for Gaza are being made by the West Bank ministry, whose pitiful record of keeping Gaza’s hospitals and clinic even minimally stocked before the current offensive are well-known. An UNRWA report of the situation as at June 2014 described the situation as ‘extreme,’ with a 50% deficiency in essential drugs, and warned that the lack of essential equipment, disposables and lab chemicals posed a very serious threat to patient treatment.

That same Ministry, clearly incapable of keeping Gaza’s hospitals and clinics supplied under normal circumstances, is now asking for donations for the Gaza emergency to be sent to the West Bank. Read more »

Ministry of Health Gaza Update 17/07/14

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The Ministry of Health in Gaza reports the following statistics as at 1800 hours on Thursday July 17, 2014:

Deaths: 235 – 52 children, 24 women 18-60 years, 16 persons over 60 years
Injuries: 1,764 – 521 children, 323 women 18-60 years, 67 over 60 years.
ICU: 23 patients

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