News related to the order to evacuate Al-Quds Hospital in Gaza is “disturbing” and the World Health Organization is highlighting this issue, after the explosion that in recent days caused an unspecified number of casualties – more than 400 according to Palestinian sources – in Al-Ahli Hospital, which was hit by a missile in an attack. Not clearly defined. Israel rejected these accusations and provided statements and video clips documenting the responsibility of the Islamic Jihad movement.
Now, the order to evacuate Al-Quds Hospital raises a new warning. “As the World Health Organization has repeatedly emphasized, It is impossible for these overcrowded hospitals to safely evacuate patients. They must be allowed to continue saving lives. “They must be protected,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, wrote on X (formerly Twitter), after the agency’s Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office (WHO EMRO) reported “Worrying news” related to “evacuation orders for Al-Quds Hospital in Gaza”.
“Inside there are sick, wounded and healthcare workers. Hundreds of other people, especially women and children, are taking refuge in the hospital area. The sanctity of healthcare must be respected at every moment.”
The Palestinian Red Crescent also reported that the Israeli army requested the evacuation of Al-Quds Hospital in the Gaza Strip. In an “urgent appeal” published on March 1, they concluded: “We call on the international community to take urgent action to avoid another disaster like the Al-Ahli Hospital disaster.”