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75 per cent of hospitals in Gaza non-functional, says UN

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As of 17 November, almost 75 per cent of the hospitals in Gaza (25 out of 36) were non-functional due to lack of fuel, damage, attacks and insecurity, said World Health Organization (WHO).

Eleven hospitals across the Strip, are currently partially operational and admitting patients with extremely limited services.

As Israeli force raided the Al-Shifa Hospital for a third day on Friday, administrators at the hospital reported the deaths of 40 patients, including four premature babies, since 11 November due to a lack of electricity at the medical facility.

On 17 November, for the second consecutive day, Israeli forces, including tanks, have continued to surround Al Ahli Baptist Hospital, in Gaza city. Medical teams are unable to move outside and reach those who are injured safely.

At least 12,000 people have been killed in Israeli strikes on Gaza since 7 October.

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