John: Good evening, I’m John Yang. Tonight, the main hospital in Gaza is facing dire conditions due to the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, leaving it without power.
International aid organizations are expressing their concerns about this situation. The head of the International Committee of the Red Cross describes it as an incredibly desperate situation, while the UN humanitarian chief states that there is no justification for what is happening.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu puts the blame on Hamas, claiming they use civilians as shields, thus causing casualties. Our special correspondent, Leila Molana-Allen, provides a report on this issue.
Leila: As the destruction continues, hospitals are losing power. A local journalist captured an explosion at Gaza’s Indonesian hospital last night. Surgeries have been halted, and the health industry, controlled by Hamas, reports that the largest medical facility in the area can no longer perform surgeries or operate life-support equipment due to fuel shortages. Medical NGOs such as Doctors Without Borders claim that patients inside the hospital were fired upon.
The Palestinian health minister calls for more action to be taken. >> The hospital is now under threat due to a lack of oxygen, electricity, and fuel.
Leila: Although there is fighting, the hospital is not under siege or targeted by airstrikes. According to a military spokesperson, Israeli forces will evacuate babies from the hospital tomorrow.
Israel alleges that Hamas has built command centers under hospitals, a claim that Hamas denies. In Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, leaders gathered today and called for an immediate end to the war in Gaza. Pressure on Israel is growing in the West, with Emmanuel Macron joining the call for a ceasefire.
>> I believe there is no justification for the current situation. Leila: On Armistice Day, hundreds of thousands of people marched in support of the Palestinians.
Dozens were arrested. In Tel Aviv, friends and families of over 230 hostages marched in solidarity. back in Gaza, as the conflict continues with no end in sight, thousands of Palestinians have fled to southern Gaza, undertaking a desperate journe.