Mads Gilbert: World Must Act Now to End ‘Production of Death’ in Gaza

Dr. Mads Gilbert, head of the Norwegian First Aid Team. (Photo: Bjarne Thune, via Wikimedia Commons)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

The Norwegian doctor called on Arab countries to cut off gas and other energy supplies to the United States, Al-Jazeera reported. 

The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that Gaza is facing an imminent public health disaster amid overcrowding, mass displacement and damage to water and sanitation infrastructure as a result of the ongoing Israeli war. 

This comes as the Ministry of Health in the besieged Gaza Strip confirmed that the countdown to the cessation of the main generators in both Al-Shifa and Indonesian hospitals on Wednesday has begun, renewing its appeal to the Egyptian authorities to open the Rafah crossing in order to bring aid in and remove the wounded.

The ministry also announced through its spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra that the occupation army targeted the Turkish Friendship Hospital this morning.

Patients and medical staff at the hospital appealed to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to stop Israeli raids that have been targeting the hospital and its surroundings for days.

Speaking to Al-Jazeera, the head of the Norwegian First Aid Team, Dr. Mads Gilbert, now in Cairo, said: 

I call on Israel to bring water, fuel and food into the Gaza Strip immediately.

What we need now is to stop the killing and the production of death in the Gaza Strip.

The blockade of Gaza is killing people, and it’s against (international) law.

14 hospitals were closed as well as other medical clinics due to Israeli shelling.

We must open the Rafah crossing, and the world cannot accept the entry of aid in very small quantities. 

Our first task is to stop the bombing, and the world must act now.

The World Health Organization has documented more than 100 attacks on medical facilities.

I ask the Arab countries to cut off gas and oil to the United States, and perhaps this will stop the bombing immediately.

The massacres of civilians under siege require unified Arab action.

The Israeli army has a long history of bombing health facilities and their staff.

The people of Gaza are prisoners, subjected to the deadliest attack of this century.


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