WHO says Gaza’s biggest hospital becoming a cemetery
Dozens of premature babies and 45 kidney patients needing dialysis can’t be treated properly due to a lack of power, a UN spokesperson says.
Three babies are among the 32 people who have died in recent days due to a lack of treatment, the manager of Al-Shifa told the BBC.
There has been fighting close to the hospital in Gaza City in recent days, with severe fuel shortages affecting treatment.
Israel claims Hamas has a command and control centre under the hospital, which the hospital and Hamas deny.
Violence broke out in the region after Hamas attacked Israel on 7 October, in which 1,200 people were killed and more than 200 people were taken hostage.
Israel retaliated with heavy bombardment and eventually, a ground invasion, which has left more than 11,000 Gazans dead, of those more than 4,500 were children.