On Sunday, a hospital in the southern part of the Gaza Strip counted at least 70 deaths after an Israeli airstrike. According to Doctors Without Borders, dozens of patients, including children and young people, required treatment for severe burns at Nasser Hospital.
Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant announced on Saturday that the attacks in the Gaza Strip would continue and be expanded to the south. The military has been calling on northern residents for more than a month to flee to a southern zone west of Khan Yunis on the Mediterranean.
Médecins Sans Frontières’ project manager in southern Gaza, Christophe Garnier, stated that the medical needs are enormous due to this ongoing conflict. The group is ready to expand its operations but requires “basic security guarantees and unrestricted access to medical and humanitarian supplies” before doing so.
Garnier also demanded a ceasefire now more than ever to stop the bloodshed. “We are seeing civilians being killed and wounded, hospitals being targeted by Israeli forces,” he said. “The situation is dire, and we need immediate action from all parties involved.”