Israel Army delivers 300 litres of fuel to Shifa hospital for ‘urgent medical purposes’

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said it has delivered 300 litres of fuel to Shifa hospital for urgent medical purposes.

IDF delivering fuel to Shifa hospital. Photo Courtesy: IDF X page video grab

“Our troops risked their lives to hand-deliver 300 litres of fuel to the Shifa hospital for urgent medical purposes,” IDF posted on X.

The army also shared a video of its troops delivering fuel to the hospital.

“Hamas forbade the hospital from taking it. Gaza’s Hamas-run health ministry has been warning for weeks that its hospitals are running out of fuel. If so, why would they prevent the hospital from receiving it?” IDF said.

Meanwhile, UN agencies issued an urgent call for international action on Sunday (November 12, 2023) to end the ongoing attacks on hospitals, as Israeli forces battle Palestinian militants in the heart of the Gaza Strip.

The regional directors of the UN sexual and reproductive health agency (UNFPA), children’s agency UNICEF and health agency WHO, said they were “horrified” at latest reports which indicate many have been killed – including children – in facilities across Gaza city and other northern areas of the Strip.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society is reporting that the second largest hospital in Gaza, Al-Quds, is in effect out of service due to fuel shortages with the NGO saying it has only been able to make sporadic contact with the facility.