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The occupation besieges Al Awda Hospital and prevents medical teams from providing treatment services

Gaza (UNA/WAFA) - Medical sources said that the occupation forces are besieging Al Awda Hospital in Jabalia, north of the Gaza Strip, and treatment services cannot be provided to the injured and sick.

The sources added that the occupation artillery bombed the hospital with several shells before surrounding it, preventing Palestinian citizens and medical teams from entering or leaving it, which caused difficulty in providing treatment services to the injured and sick.

Press sources reported that the occupation army bulldozed the vicinity of Al Awda Hospital.

On May 11, the occupation forces announced the start of a massive attack on the city of Jabalia and its camp in the northern Gaza Strip, after asking residents to evacuate the area and head towards the west of Gaza City..

Since the beginning of the aggression, the occupation has deliberately disrupted the health system, by targeting hospitals in the Gaza Strip, including Al-Awda Hospital in the north, through direct threats of closure, and then targeting it with direct bombardment, destroying housing departments, operating rooms, the solar energy system, water and diesel stores, drug and medical gas warehouses, transport vehicles and ambulances. And its medical supplies.

Al Awda Hospital is considered the only hospital that provides orthopedic, gynecological, and obstetrics services in the northern Gaza Strip, in addition to general surgery, reception, emergency, specialized clinics, radiology, and the laboratory..

On November 21, 3 doctors were martyred as a result of direct shelling, and 50% of the hospital’s capacity was taken out of service. On December 5, the occupation besieged the hospital for 18 days, and 3 workers were martyred, and 12 medical staff were injured. And volunteers, and the hospital director, Dr. Ahmed Muhanna, and 3 medical staff were arrested.

The Israeli occupation continues its aggression against the Gaza Strip, by land, sea and air, since the seventh of last October, which resulted in the martyrdom of 35,386 citizens, the majority of whom were children and women, and the injury of 79,366 others, in an infinite toll, as thousands of victims are still under the rubble.

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