8,525 martyrs the countdown begins to stop hospital generators and confrontations in northern Gaza

8,525 martyrs the countdown begins to stop hospital generators and confrontations in northern Gaza

8,525 martyrs the countdown begins to stop hospital generators and confrontations in northern Gaza

The death toll in the Gaza Strip rose to 8,525, including 3,542 children, 2,187 women, and 21,543 wounded by day 25. The occupation continues its raids on the Strip, bombing the vicinity of a number of hospitals, and the Palestinian resistance announced that it would confront the occupation forces penetrating the areas north and south of the Gaza Strip.

For the 25th day in a row, the Israeli occupation army continues its aerial and artillery bombardment in various areas of the Gaza Strip, resulting in the death and injury of dozens of Palestinians. Thus, the toll of the Israeli aggression rises to 8,525 martyrs, including 3,542 children and 2,187 women, and the wounding of 21,543 citizens with various injuries, since October 7. This October, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza.

The spokesman for the Ministry of Health in Gaza, Ashraf Al-Qudra, said on Tuesday, during a press conference at Al-Shifa Medical Complex in Gaza City, that the Ministry had received 2,000 reports of missing persons, including 1,100 children still under the rubble, noting that the Israeli occupation had committed 18 massacres during the past hours.

Al-Qudra announced the start of the countdown to the cessation of the main generators in Al-Shifa and Indonesian hospitals, indicating that they will stop at the end of tomorrow, Wednesday. He appealed to citizens to go to Gaza Strip hospitals to donate blood urgently, and he also appealed to Egypt to open the Rafah crossing and ensure the flow of medical aid and fuel and the exit of the wounded.

He went on to say: "Israeli violations against the health system led to the martyrdom of 130 health personnel and the destruction of 25 ambulances and their out of service." He stated that "the Israeli occupation deliberately targeted 57 health institutions and put 15 hospitals and 32 primary care centers out of service as a result of the targeting or failure to bring in fuel."

He said: "The Israeli occupation repeatedly targets the vicinity of Al-Quds Hospital and the Indonesian Hospital, endangering the lives of the wounded, sick, medical staff, and displaced people." He added: "Humanitarian institutions must activate international humanitarian law and the Fourth Geneva Convention to protect the health system and neutralize it from targeting and threats."

Earlier, the Palestinian News Agency (Wafa) reported, “Children were martyred and a number of injuries occurred after Israeli warplanes targeted a house for the Hijazi family, west of the city of Rafah.” She added, "The number of martyrs in the bombing of the Abu Shamala family home in Rafah has risen to 18."

The occupation aircraft bombed "a four-story residential building from above the heads of its residents, belonging to the Habib family, at the Habib Junction in the Al-Zaytoun neighborhood, southeast of Gaza City." Also, 18 people were killed, most of them women and children, as a result of the bombing of a house near the medical services headquarters in the Al-Zawaida area in the central Gaza Strip.

In the northern Gaza Strip, 3 were killed, including a 6-year-old child, while 9 citizens were injured and taken to the Indonesian hospital in a bombing that targeted a house in the northern Gaza Strip, and people are still under the rubble, according to Wafa.

7 people were killed and dozens injured in the bombing of a house for the Abu Sariya family in the Al-Zaytoun neighborhood in the central Gaza Strip.

Wafa Agency reported that the Israeli occupation artillery bombed “the neighborhoods of Al-Zaytoun, Al-Shuja’iya, and Al-Tuffah, east of Gaza City, and east of Jabalia, Beit Hanoun, and Sheikh Zuweid, north of the Gaza Strip, with dozens of rocket shells, which fell on citizens’ homes, causing martyrs and wounded.”

The occupation aircraft also continued to bomb “the residential towers area in the Tal al-Hawa neighborhood, southwest of Gaza City, causing injuries among citizens,” according to what the agency reported.

Health facilities are under fire
Israeli occupation aircraft continued to target health facilities in the Gaza Strip, endangering the lives of patients and medical personnel, in addition to tens of thousands of displaced people who took shelter from the bombing.

Palestinian Ministry of Health spokesman Ashraf Al-Qudra confirmed that the occupation forces targeted the vicinity of the Indonesian Hospital, the largest hospital in North Gaza Governorate, causing severe damage to the hospital and endangering the lives of those inside it.

Director General of the Turkish-Palestinian Friendship Hospital, Sobhi Sakik, said, “Israeli planes bombed the third and last floor of the Turkish-Palestinian Friendship Hospital, the only hospital designated for cancer patients in the Gaza Strip, causing severe damage to it.”

The Turkish government funded the construction of the hospital (2011-2017), which is considered one of the largest hospitals in Palestine, with an area of ​​34,800 square meters, consisting of 3 floors, and containing 180 beds.

Turkey condemned "in the strongest terms" Israel's bombing of the hospital, and the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement that "all necessary information, including data on the facility in question - which is the only cancer hospital in Gaza - was previously sent to the Israeli authorities, and there is no explanation for this attack." .

The occupation continues to bomb the vicinity of Al-Quds Hospital in the Tal Al-Hawa area, after threatening to bomb it on more than one occasion and demanding its evacuation.

The Palestinian Red Crescent announced at dawn on Tuesday that the Israeli army bombed sites in the northern Gaza Strip very close to its Al-Quds Hospital, to which thousands of civilians had fled to seek shelter from the Israeli bombing.

Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, described this call as “deeply worrying,” stressing that it is impossible to evacuate a hospital without endangering the lives of patients.

In addition to patients, the hospital houses 14,000 displaced people who took refuge there to escape Israeli bombing, according to the Red Crescent.

Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital in Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip is witnessing frequent power outages due to the exhaustion of fuel needed to operate the generators, according to Wafa Agency.

The Ministry of Health said that 34% of Gaza's hospitals are not working, and 65% of primary health care centers are closed, while 124 health personnel were martyred, more than 100 were injured, and 50 ambulances were damaged, including 25 that were completely out of work, and were also closed. 12 out of 35 hospitals in the sector.

46 out of 72 health care centers stopped working as a result of the bombing and the depletion of fuel. The agency also indicated that the occupation demanded the evacuation of 24 hospitals in the northern Gaza Strip (the total capacity of these hospitals is 2,000 beds).

Clashes continue
Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Palestinian Hamas movement, revealed on Tuesday ongoing clashes and confrontations between its fighters and Israeli army forces in several areas in the northern Gaza Strip.

The Brigades said in a series of brief statements, published by its media platforms, that its fighters “finished off a Zionist force in Beit Hanoun (northeastern Gaza Strip) and targeted a bulldozer and a vehicle that was securing the foot force.”

She added that the fighters also bombed, on Tuesday afternoon, “Kibbutz Nirim and Third Eye - located within the kibbutzim (agricultural residential community) on the Gaza envelope - in addition to the Mars military site (within the Gaza envelope) with mortar shells,” according to the same source.

In conjunction with these movements, Al-Qassam published a video clip showing the “clash and engagement” of its fighters with an invading Israeli force at the Erez crossing between the northwestern Gaza Strip and Israel, last Sunday. According to Al-Qassam, the northwestern Gaza Strip and Erez crossing are witnessing several confrontations with Israeli forces.

Clashes continue between the Palestinian resistance and the Israeli occupation forces, which have penetrated north and south of Gaza City. The Al-Qassam Brigades announced in a brief statement on the Telegram platform, on Monday morning, that their fighters “confronted the enemy forces penetrating the southern Gaza axis, clashed with them with machine guns, and targeted 4 vehicles with Al-Yassin 105 shells and explosive devices.”

She added: "We targeted an Israeli tank and bulldozer in the northwestern Gaza axis with two Al-Yassin 105 shells." There was no immediate response from the Israeli side regarding what Al-Qassam announced.

Earlier Monday, the Al-Qassam Brigades said in a brief statement on Telegram that it renewed its bombing of Tel Aviv "in response to the massacres." The Brigades also announced that they had targeted two Israeli vehicles that “incurded” into the Al-Zaytoun neighborhood, east of Gaza City, with Al-Yassin 105 shells.

The Al-Quds Brigades, the military arm of the Islamic Jihad movement, said on Monday that its fighters had placed an Israeli force in a “precise engineering ambush” east of the Zaytoun neighborhood in the Gaza Strip.

The Gaza government announced the withdrawal of the Israeli army from the areas it entered into on Salah al-Din Street, southeast of Gaza City.

The government media office said in a statement: “A few tanks and a bulldozer of the occupation army entered Salah al-Din Street, starting from the open agricultural area in the Juhr al-Dik area.”

He added: "There are currently no occupation army vehicles on Salah al-Din Street, and citizen movement has returned to normal."

For his part, ministry spokesman Iyad Al-Bazm told Anadolu Agency, “The occupation vehicles are present on Salah al-Din Street (east) on the outskirts of Gaza City, and are trying to reach Al-Rashid Street (west).”

According to eyewitnesses, the Israeli forces “infiltrated through Salah al-Din Street in the Kuwait Roundabout area, and entered Street 10, heading west in an attempt to reach Al-Rashid Street (west).” Regarding the second incursion, Al-Bazm added, “The occupation forces also entered the Strip from the northwestern region, and their vehicles are currently present in the Al-Karama area, north of Gaza City.”

Al-Bazm pointed out that "the Israeli occupation forces annihilated entire residential areas in the northwest of the Gaza Strip."

For 25 days, Israel launched a military operation in the Gaza Strip, which it called “Iron Swords,” which destroyed entire neighborhoods and left 8,306 martyrs, including 3,457 children and 2,136 women, in addition to 21,048 who sustained various injuries.

During the same period, Hamas killed more than 1,538 Israelis and wounded 5,132, according to the Israeli Ministry of Health. It also captured more than 220 Israelis, including high-ranking military personnel, and wants to exchange more than 6,000 Palestinian prisoners for them, including children and women.

The Houthis announce the launch of a large batch of ballistic missiles and drones towards Israel

Dubai : The Houthi group in Yemen said on Tuesday that it had launched a “large batch” of ballistic missiles and drones towards Israel.

The military spokesman for the Iranian-backed group, Yahya Saree, said in a statement broadcast on television that this operation is the third “in support of our brothers in Palestine... and we will continue to carry out more qualitative strikes.”

The Houthi military official vowed that “their forces will continue to carry out more qualitative strikes with missiles and drones until the Israeli aggression stops.”

He pointed out that the operation came “out of a sense of religious, moral, humanitarian and national responsibility, and in response to the demands of our Yemeni people and the demands of free peoples, and to provide relief to our oppressed people in Gaza and a victory for the historical oppression of the dear Palestinian people.”

This is the first time that the Houthi group, which controls most of northern Yemen, has announced the targeting of sites in Israel.

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