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Situation report update, 24 July 2014

Al Aqsa hospital in Deir al Balah was damaged in an attack on 21 July in which 4 people died and 16 people were injured. WHO/OCHAAl Aqsa hospital in Deir al Balah was damaged in an attack on 21 July in which 4 people died and 16 people were injured. WHO/OCHA24 July 2014 – Health facilities continue to be affected by the conflict and as result residents and health personnel face difficulties in accessing hospitals and clinics.

Preliminary reports indicated that al Wafa medical rehabilitation hospital, which had been damaged on several occasions in the past two weeks and evacuated on 17 July, was completely destroyed on 23 July. This hospital was newly constructed and equipped with US$ 3 million in rehabiliation equipment. On 21 July, al Aqsa Hospital (100 beds) in Deir Al Balah, the only hospital in the Middle Area, was seriously damaged, affecting external and internal walls of the upper two stories, including the surgical, medical, intensive care unit, and orthopedic sections and equipment.

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Situation report update, 21 July

A WHO/OCHA team visited al Aqsa Hospital in Deir al Balah after damage from an attack on July 21, 2014, killed one patient and three companions and injured 16.  All patients were evacuated and the 100-bed hospital is no longer functioning. WHO will report about the damage in its  next report, Situation Update 4, for Gaza.A WHO/OCHA team visited al Aqsa Hospital in Deir al Balah after damage from an attack on 21 July 2014, killed one patient and three companions and injured 16. All patients were evacuated and the 100-bed hospital is no longer functioning. WHO will report on the damage in its next situation report.21 July 2014 – A WHO/OCHA team visited al Aqsa Hospital in Deir al Balah after damage from an attack on 21 July, 2014, killed one patient and three companions and injured 16.  

All patients were evacuated and the 100-bed hospital is no longer functioning. 

The Ministry of Health reported as of 20 July (16:00), a total of 425 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza (112 children, 41 women and 25 people over the age of 60), and a total of 3008 Palestinians have been injured (904 children, 533 women and 119 people over the age of 60). The ongoing ground incursion, begun 18 July, has greatly accelerated the casualty rate over the past two days, as well as the numbers of displaced families.

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