Ambulances, Paramedic Teams in Gaza ‘Paralyzed’ following Israeli Bombing

Israel bombed hospitals and ambulances in the Gaza Strip. (Photo: via QNN)

Ambulance work in Gaza is now completely “paralyzed” due to the unprecedented bombing and the communications blackout imposed by Israel.

The Palestinian Red Crescent announced on Saturday that ambulances and paramedic teams in the Gaza Strip are completely “paralyzed” as a result of the unprecedented bombing and the communications blackout imposed by Israel, Al-Mayadeen reported.

According to Al-Mayadeen, the spokesperson for Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital, Dr. Khalil al-Daqran, asked residents to “transport the injured to the hospital using their civilian cars, or any other means.”

Dr. Al-Daqran reportedly said that a large number of killed and wounded have already reached the hospital and that the death toll is likely to increase in the coming hours.

Dr. Al-Daqran also explained that the majority of injuries are critical and appear to be the outcome of Israel’s “usage of internationally banned weapons.”

Israel has, thus far, killed 7,703 Palestinians in Gaza, including 3,195 children, and wounded over 19,743 more.

Palestinian Ministry of Health reports and international organizations say that the majority of those killed and wounded are women and children.

On Friday night, Israel intensified airstrikes and expanded its ground operations in Gaza, while knocking out all communications for Palestinians in the besieged Strip.

Gaza has been under a tight Israeli military siege since 2007, following a democratic election in occupied Palestine, the results of which were rejected by Tel Aviv and Washington.

(PC, Al-Mayadeen)

(The Palestine Chronicle is a registered 501(c)3 organization, thus, all donations are tax deductible.)
Our Vision For Liberation: Engaged Palestinian Leaders & Intellectuals Speak Out