The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza has warned of impending catastrophic repercussions as a consequence of an intensifying Israeli aggression on the besieged enclave that entered its third day on Sunday.

The ministry issued the warning in light of an increase in medicine shortages, as Israeli occupation forces target overcrowded residential areas in the impoverished enclave, killing and injuring vulnerable civilians.
The ministry also pointed out that the recently closed Erez crossing, which restricts patients in need of medical treatment treatment abroad from travelling, aggravates ill residents’ health situation.

Al-Qidra said: “The medical staff in the hospitals is working according to the available and limited capabilities due to the Israeli siege that has been going on for 15 years.”

Al-Qidra pointed out that the pharmaceutical situation in the Ministry is going through its worst situation in years, as the percentage of shortages in essential medicines has reached 40%, and 32% of medical consumables, and 60% of laboratory and blood bank supplies.