Red Crescent loses contact with teams in Khan Younis

 The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said Friday it lost contact with teams in the Al-Amal Hospital in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip amid intensified Israeli attacks on the facility.

“We fully lost communication with our teams in Al-Amal Hospital in Khan Younis due to the (Israeli) occupation continued attack on the hospital,” it said.

PRCS voiced concern about the safety of its teams, the injured and patients inside the hospital.

PRCS said earlier that the Israeli army’s attacks on the hospital entered its 19th day.

It noted that its teams are living in an “intimidating atmosphere” around the clock amid catastrophic conditions, lack of medical disposables and fuel, and is running out of oxygen.

Israel continues its onslaught on the Gaza Strip where at least 27,947 Palestinians have been killed, mostly women and children, and 67,459 injured since Oct. 7, according to Palestinian health authorities.

Israel has pounded the Gaza Strip since a cross-border attack by Hamas, which Tel Aviv said killed nearly 1,200 people.

The Israeli offensive has left 85% of Gaza’s population internally displaced amid acute shortages of food, clean water and medicine, while 60% of the enclave’s infrastructure was damaged or destroyed, according to the UN.

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