Gaza officials warn health system ‘hours from collapse’ due to fuel shortage

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The health ministry in Gaza said Monday that the besieged Palestinian territory’s health system is “hours away” from collapse, after fighting has blocked fuel shipments through key crossings.

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“We are just hours away from the collapse of the health system in the Gaza Strip due to the lack of the necessary fuel to operate generators in hospitals, ambulances, and [for vehicles to] transport staff,” the ministry said in a statement.

Israeli forces on Monday pushed deep into the ruins of Gaza’s northern edge to recapture an area where they had claimed to have defeated Hamas months ago, while at the opposite end of the enclave tanks and troops pushed across into Rafah.

Israel’s military said Sunday it had opened a new border crossing into northern Gaza as “part of the effort to increase aid routes.”

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