Urgent Appeal For Gaza
Urgent Appeal For Gaza
For the last 48 hours, the Union of Health Work Committees (UHWC), medical facilities are in state of top emergency in the northern governorate of Gaza Strip.
The medical teams are working continuously to cope with the increasing no. of causalities, due to massive Israeli forces incursion to the northern governorate especially Jabalia.
The Israeli tanks, helicopters, and different military forces are attacking the area through four main sectors. The Israeli forces are demolishing houses, destroying infrastructure and bulldozing trees at the same time they fire at every moving target disregarding whether it is a child, a woman, an old man, or a youth.
The chicken farms and different animal farms have had their share of destruction, e.g. a chicken farm at Abed Rabuh Quarter in Jabalia has been completely bulldozed this morning.
Al Awda Hospital received till this moment 42 injured people, 17 of them are under 15 years old, 8 women, in addition to 8 martyrs (most of the injuries are due to explosive bullets). Another governmental hospital in the same area has received tens of casualties also.
UHWC, Al-Quds Medical Center in Beit Hanoun, has been working 24 hours/day to treat the expected increasing number of casualties and to deal with other medical emergencies, because Beit Hanoun has been isolated from the rest of the Gaza Strip.
Al-Assria (Al-Luhiedan) Medical Center in the Jabalia refugee camp is now in the middle of the battle; the Israeli tanks and snipers are just 50 meters away from the center. All the other health and community activities of Al-Luhiedan Community Health Center have been suspended as it works as a front line first aid medical center.
The first aid medical teams and the ambulance service of the UHWC (138 volunteers men and women) are working day and night to rescue and evacuate the injured people. At the same time they provide some highly needed medical assistance and food supplies.
UHWC teams who are doing all this call all International and human rights organizations, the Red Cross, the United Nations, and all those who are seeking a just peace in the area to urgently intervene to stop this massacre against our Palestinian people and at the same time to pressure the Israeli government to stop its harassment against the medical teams and civilians.
For more information, please contact Dr. Sayed Ajadbah, Executive Director.
Union of Health Work Committees - Gaza
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