The primary medical facility in Gaza loses power during intense conflict as Israel's strikes cause tension with its allies.

The primary medical facility in Gaza loses power during intense conflict as Israel’s strikes cause tension with its allies.

On Saturday, the Prime Minister of Israel rejected requests from Western allies. from Israel

Increase efforts to safeguard innocent Palestinian citizens from Israeli aggression., as troops encircled Gaza’s largest hospital

According to physicians, five individuals, including a newborn baby, passed away when the final generator ran out of fuel.

The Israeli government has accused Hamas of using Shifa Hospital as their main base of operations and claims that they are using innocent civilians as shields. However, Hamas and the hospital staff deny these allegations and state that they have not set up any elaborate underground bunkers. The fighting in the northern Gaza combat zone has intensified in the past few days, causing shortages of supplies at Shifa and other hospitals in the area.

Mohammed Abu Selmia, the director of Shifa, stated over the phone amidst gunfire and explosions that due to the lack of electricity, medical equipment has ceased functioning, leading to the deaths of patients, particularly those in intensive care.

After the October 7th attack on Israel that resulted in the deaths of at least 1,200 people, Israel’s allies have stood by the country’s right to defend itself. However, as the war enters its second month, there is increasing disagreement about how Israel should approach its battle.

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On Friday, November 10, 2023, smoke was observed rising in the Gaza Strip after an Israeli airstrike, as viewed from southern Israel. Leo Correa / AP

Advocating for brief pauses

Israel has only permitted limited distribution of crucial aid to civilians in the besieged area, despite the dire conditions and urgent need for wider access.

I have accepted the proposal to have short daily sessions.

This is a period in which non-military individuals have the opportunity to evacuate from the fighting zone in northern Gaza and travel on foot towards the south using the main road.

Since the initial announcement of the evacuation windows a week ago, over 150,000 civilians have left the northern area according to U.N. observers. The military has now declared a new evacuation window on Saturday, permitting civilians to use both the central and coastal roads.

Many individuals were observed escaping towards the south on the primary street, carrying their children and personal possessions. Some were on foot while others rode in carts pulled by donkeys. A man was even pushing two children in a wheelbarrow.

Tens of thousands of people are still in northern Gaza, with many seeking refuge at hospitals and crowded U.N. buildings.

Palestinian citizens and activists for human rights have challenged Israel’s depiction of the southern evacuation areas as being “reasonably secure.” They point out that Israeli attacks have persisted throughout Gaza, including air strikes in the southern region that Israel claims are aimed at Hamas leaders but have also resulted in the deaths of innocent women and children.

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On Friday, November 10, 2023, Palestinians escape to the southern Gaza Strip via Salah al-Din Street in Bureij, Gaza Strip. Fatima Shbair / AP

it should be

Gaza after the war should resemble its intended appearance.

Netanyahu and top military officials have stated that the decision-making process should be based solely on Israel’s security requirements, such as preventing any potential threats from arising in the territory. Israel’s main objective in the conflict is to eliminate Hamas, a key target.militant group

The group that has been in control of Gaza for 16 years.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken

During a tour of Asia on Friday, while addressing reporters, the speaker outlined key principles for a post-war Gaza. Some of these principles appeared to contradict Israel’s limited perspective.

Blinken stated that these guidelines encompass the following: refraining from forcefully displacing Palestinians in Gaza, abstaining from using Gaza as a base for launching terrorist or other hostile actions against Israel, maintaining the territory of Gaza, and ensuring Palestinian-directed governance in both Gaza and the West Bank in a united manner.

On Saturday, Riyadh played host to Muslim and Arab leaders with the goal of creating a united plan of action for Gaza. The original plan was to have two separate meetings, but the decision was made to combine them in order to speed up the process due to the increasing violence. This information was shared by the Saudi Foreign Ministry.

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Crowded areas in Gaza City.

Hospitals, which Israel alleges are being utilized by Hamas combatants, have been brought into closer proximity.

In the past few weeks, numerous civilians had sought refuge in the Shifa compound. However, on Friday, a series of strikes near the area resulted in one death and several injuries, causing many to flee.

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On Saturday, November 11, 2023, at the Khan Younis hospital, Palestinians grieve for their loved ones who were killed in the Israeli bombing of the Gaza Strip. Fatima Shbair / AP

Abbas, who is the spokesperson for the Health Ministry, informed Al Jazeera through satellite television that there are currently 1,500 patients at Shifa. Additionally, there are 1,500 medical staff and between 15,000 and 20,000 individuals seeking refuge.

He reported that the current situation is dire, with shortages of food, water, and electricity. The intensive care units are no longer operational.

Numerous individuals have evacuated from Shifa and other medical facilities that have been targeted, but doctors have stated that it is not feasible for everyone to leave.

According to Doctors Without Borders surgeon Mohammed Obeid at Shifa, we are unable to leave these individuals behind and evacuate ourselves. The organization reports him saying, “As a physician, I am obligated to provide aid to those in need.”

The organization stated that other physicians had informed them that certain employees had escaped in order to protect themselves and their loved ones. They also called for all hospitals to be safeguarded.

According to the Health Ministry in Hamas-controlled Gaza, over 11,070 Palestinians, with two-thirds being women and minors, have lost their lives in the ongoing war. The ministry does not distinguish between deaths of civilians and militants. Approximately 2,700 individuals have been declared missing and are believed to be potentially buried or deceased beneath the debris.

The Interior Ministry, controlled by Hamas, reported that a strike on a house in the Nuseirat refugee camp resulted in the deaths of six individuals early Saturday. The camp is situated in the southern area designated for evacuation.

2009 Gaza conflict.

Over 1,200 individuals have lost their lives in Israel, primarily during the Gaza conflict of 2009.initial Hamas attack

According to Israeli officials, 41 soldiers from Israel have died in Gaza since the start of the ground offensive.

Nearly 240 people abducted by Hamas

There are still prisoners from Israel.

Approximately 250,000 Israelis have been compelled to leave their homes in regions close to Gaza and the northern border with Lebanon due to ongoing exchanges of gunfire between Israeli forces and Hezbollah fighters.

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