On the same day, the head of the WHO himself lamented the “decimation” of Gaza’s health system and paid tribute to the health professionals who continue to work even in extreme circumstances.
“The decimation of Gaza’s health system is a tragedy,” said Tedros Adhanom, on platform X, while reiterating his call for an effective ceasefire. “In the face of constant insecurity and an influx of injured patients, we see doctors, nurses, ambulance drivers and others continuing their efforts to save lives.”
The hospitals, protected by international humanitarian law, have been repeatedly hit by Israeli strikes since October 7. As of December 20, the WHO recorded 246 bombings of health infrastructure in Gaza, including hospitals and ambulances.