"This Must End": Israel Orders New Mass Evacuation, Continuing Attacks on Gaza Health System

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The Israeli military has issued new evacuation orders for eastern Khan Younis and Rafah, where more than 250,000 Palestinians are seeking shelter following multiple previous forced displacements. Monday’s order prompted a flight from European Hospital, one of the few remaining partially functioning hospitals in Gaza, which has now shut down. “The situation is dire,” says Dr. James Smith, an emergency medical doctor who spent nearly two months treating patients in the Gaza Strip before returning to London in June. “We have an obligation as healthcare workers, as public health advocates, to state very clearly … our demands not only for an immediate and sustained ceasefire, but an end to the Israeli occupation.”

Full article on the Democracy Now website at http://www.democracynow.org/2024/7/3/dr_james_smith_gaza_healthcare_ceasefire

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