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Senate Democrats Urge Biden To Deploy Hospital Ships to Gaza

April 6, 2024 (EIRNS)—A group of Democratic Senators have called on President Joe Biden to do more to alleviate a growing “medical crisis” that is exacerbating already dire circumstances for people living in the Gaza Strip, reported the Boston Herald and other media. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (MA), joined by fellow Senators Dick Durbin (IL), Jeff Merkley (OR), Chris Van Hollen (MD), and Peter Welch (VT), sent a letter to Biden April 3, encouraging his administration to “mobilize airlifts of medicine and medical equipment” to the few remaining functional hospitals in war-torn Gaza and to deploy the U.S. Navy’s hospital ships to the region. “It is critical that we address the medical crisis in Gaza immediately, as it exacerbates the ‘cascading disaster,’” they wrote.

They called on Biden to deploy both of the U.S. Navy’s hospital ships, the USNS Mercy and the USNS Comfort, which would add 2,000 hospital beds to the region, and that the Biden Administration should work with allies and partners in the Middle East to establish more field hospitals.

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