War having ‘catastrophic’ health impact on Gaza, hundreds of attacks on health care: WHO

The war between Israel and the Hamas terror group is having a “catastrophic” impact on health in the Gaza Strip, World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says.

“The impact of the conflict on health is catastrophic” and health workers are doing an impossible job in unimaginable conditions, the UN health agency’s director-general tells the opening of a WHO executive board special session called to discuss the health conditions in the Palestinian enclave.

Since the Hamas onslaught of October 7 that sparked the war, he says, “WHO has verified more than 449 attacks on health care in Gaza and the West Bank, and 60 attacks on health care in Israel. Health care should never be a target.”

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