What Israel has done by its attacks on hospitals is not only to inflict casualties; it has eliminated services crucial to the support of the Palestinian population. “We’re looking at three hospitals right now in the north that asked to be evacuated, but the important point is, where to? There is no safe space,” World Health Organization spokesperson Christian Lindmeier told a Geneva press briefing today, reported Reuters, saying that southern hospitals were already full and suffering shortages.
He said the requests came from hospital staff who feared for their lives. “That means the situation on the ground has grown so dire that the only other alternative is facing what they think is certain death, as the hospitals are under attack…. Taking away health care from people is taking away the last resort, it’s taking away the last piece of humanity. And that’s what is happening right now,” he said.