Abu Al-Rish stated that government hospitals and clinics suffer from a 50% shortage of basic medicines and medical supplies, at a time when pressure is increasing on them due to the continuous Israeli raids.
He pointed out that hundreds of patients, especially oncology patients, are threatened with death as a result of preventing them from traveling to hospitals in the West Bank and Jerusalem to receive the necessary treatment for them due to the closure of the (Beit Hanoun / Erez) checkpoint, which is under Israeli control.
Israel continues to close the Kerem Shalom/Kerem Shalom crossings, the only commercial outlet, and Beit Hanoun/Erez crossings with the Gaza Strip for the fourth consecutive day.
This comes as the Ministry of Health in Gaza announced, in its latest statistics, that 33 Palestinians, including 6 children and 3 women, were killed, and 111 others were wounded, since the start of the tension round at dawn last Tuesday.
Two Palestinians were killed and others were injured Friday afternoon in an Israeli raid that targeted a residential apartment in the center of Gaza City, according to what the Ministry of Health confirmed.
Medics initially reported that three people were killed before resuscitation was carried out for one of the injured, whose condition was described as critical.
Local sources said that an Israeli raid targeted a residential apartment in a 7-storey building in the crowded Al-Nasr neighborhood in the central Gaza Strip, which led to its destruction and massive fires.
The Israeli army announced the assassination of Iyad al-Hassani, the head of the operations file in the Islamic Jihad Movement, in the aforementioned targeting, which the movement has not yet officially confirmed.
Israeli warplanes launched more raids in the last hours, targeting agricultural sites and lands, as well as at least seven houses in separate areas of the Gaza Strip.