A top UN official says Gaza likely won’t be able to treat its injured, after a week of being battered by Israeli bombs. Hundreds are in need of care, and the region is running out of key resources.
Speaking during an emergency meeting, UN Middle East Peace Coordinator Tor Wennesland said the shortages are due to Israel’s closure of a border crossing through which much of Gaza’s fuel arrives – meaning rolling blackouts with a limited power plant.
“With its current stock, it can operate at reduced capacity for another four days only,” the UN official warned.
At least 192 Palestinians have been killed in the conflict, including 58 children, and 1,235 injured (Gaza Health Ministry).