The storage of medical facilities in Gaza City is almost empty, and the largest medical complex and central hospital of the city – al - Shifa Hospital – is so badly underequipped that it cannot cope with the influx of Palestinians injured in Israeli airstrikes.
Many of the fatalities occur due to a lack of necessary medical equipment and life support machines.
Palestinian officials are warning that a health crisis is imminent in the Gaza Strip unless serious measures are taken to stop it.
“We have used all our medications and we were planning to buy further medications from outside. At that time, war broke out and we started using our reserve. Right now, we are using our reserve. If the war extends more than a week or two, we will be out of all medications for our patients, ” said the director of al - Wafa hospital, Basman al - Ashi.Years of Israeli blockade as well as frequent military campaigns by the Tel Aviv regime have already shattered Gaza’s health care system. A total of 163 Palestinians, most of them women and children, have lost their lives in the impoverished region since Tuesday. Nearly 1,100 others have been also injured in the ongoing deadly air raids. This is while Israeli tanks have now lined up along the Gaza border, firing into the region. Tel Aviv has also mobilized some 33,000 reservists in preparation for a possible ground incursion. People in Iran, the US, Jordan, Tunisia, Turkey, France, Indonesia and Britain have taken to the streets, calling for a halt on the Israeli attacks.