Gaza’s Al Shifa hospital a ‘death zone’: WHO

Gaza's Al Shifa hospital a 'death zone': WHO

Gaza, The Gulf Observer: The World Health Organization (WHO) has said it had led an assessment mission to Al Shifa Hospital in besieged Gaza and determined it was a “death zone”, urging a full evacuation.

“WHO and partners are urgently developing plans for the immediate evacuation of the remaining patients, staff and their families,” the United Nations health agency said in a statement, adding that 291 patients and 25 health workers remained inside the hospital.

The team included public health experts, logistics officers and security staff from various United Nations departments.

Signs of shelling and gunfire were evident. The team saw a mass grave at the entrance of the hospital and was told more than 80 people were buried there, the WHO statement said.