In a response to escalating violence in the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian Minister of Health, May Alkaila, has declared a state of emergency on Saturday in all hospitals across the West Bank. This decision comes as Israeli occupation forces launched a series of airstrikes and military operations against the besieged Gaza Strip, resulting in several casualties and an increasing number of wounded Palestinians.
Minister Alkaila, in a press statement issued earlier on Saturday, emphasized the critical need to bolster medical facilities and ensure a sufficient supply of essential medical resources in anticipation of a potential surge in casualties. She ordered the immediate mobilization of the Ministry’s warehouses and blood banks to provide hospitals with essential medical supplies, medicines, and blood units.
“All West Bank hospitals are now on high alert and fully prepared to receive those injured in the recent Israeli aggression against the Gaza Strip,” Minister Alkaila affirmed during the press conference. The move is seen as a vital step in the Palestinian Authority’s efforts to respond effectively to the mounting crisis.
Israeli offensive has left several Palestinians dead and a significant number more wounded in the Gaza Strip. The airstrikes and attacks have targeted various locations in the densely populated territory, sparking outrage and condemnation.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health has mobilized its medical personnel and resources to respond promptly to the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Gaza. The situation is intensifying rapidly, with fears of further casualties and damage to infrastructure.