Tag: Palestine

Hospitals in south Gaza overflowing with hundreds of injured as Israeli forces step up bombardment

Since the fragile truce in the Gaza Strip, the Occupied Palestinian Territories, collapsed on 1 December, aerial and ground attacks by Israeli forces have resulted in hundreds of people killed and injured. Two hospitals supported by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)...

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Gaza: “It must all stop now.” Letter to UN Security Council

MSF International President Dr Christos Christou writes to the United Nations Security Council, asking they use their leverage and help stop the bloodshed being committed in Gaza.I am writing to you on behalf of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to implore you...

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MSF doctors killed in strike on Al-Awda hospital in northern Gaza

Médecins sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is horrified by the killing of two MSF doctors, Dr Mahmoud Abu Nujaila and Dr Ahmad Al Sahar, and a third doctor working with Al Awda, Dr. Ziad Al-Tatari, following a strike on Al...

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Gaza: An urgent call from Al-Shifa

After losing contact with MSF staff trapped inside Al-Shifa Hospital while it was under attack, we were able to reach a member of our team this morning. This is what they told us. Please note that the situation at Al-Shifa...

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Patients and medical staff trapped in hospitals under fire – Attacks must stop now

Over the past 24 hours, hospitals in Gaza have been under relentless bombardment. Al-Shifa hospital complex, the biggest health facility where MSF staff are still working, has been hit several times, including the maternity and outpatient departments, resulting in multiple...

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Israeli forces and settlers ramp up violence against Palestinians in West Bank

It’s 2.30 am and doctors are huddling outside the entrance to Jenin hospital in the West Bank in the occupied Palestinian territories. A brief lull in the ricocheting gunfire is followed by the sound of men shouting and the screeching...

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MSF mourns the killing of our colleague in Gaza

Today, we are mourning the loss of one of our team members in Gaza, Mohammed Al Ahel, who was killed along with several members of his family on 6 November. Mohammed had been a laboratory technician for MSF for over...

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Gazans displaced in West Bank long to return home

Thousands of Gazans working in Israel had their permits cancelled after 7 October 2023.   Following the attacks carried out by Hamas on 7 October, thousands of Gazans working in Israel had their permits cancelled. According to the Palestinian Ministry of...

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Gaza: MSF staff successfully cross to Egypt

MSF's international staff in Gaza were permitted to leave following negotiations for foreign passport holders and international aid workers.All Médecins Sans Frontières international staff unable to leave Gaza since 7 October have successfully crossed the Egypt border via the Rafah...

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MSF: Immediate ceasefire is needed in Gaza to stop the bloodshed

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) calls for an immediate ceasefire to prevent more deaths in Gaza and allow desperately needed humanitarian supplies in.  Since Friday 27 October, the bombing by the Israeli forces has intensified to a degree not seen until...

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Our response to the Israel-Gaza war

At Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), we are grieving the widespread suffering and death stemming from the eruption of full-scale war in Israel and Gaza. We are calling for all parties to the conflict to ensure the safety of...

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A day in the life of the Gaza War

Israa Ali is an interpreter with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) based in Jabalia, north Gaza. She has been displaced by the bombardments for days and shares her experience taking shelter with her children under the bombardments. Words fail me to...

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