The Indonesian Hospital in the Jabalia region of northern Gaza has been hit by a power outage, leaving thousands of displaced Palestinians, along with the wounded and sick, in a perilous situation. According to the Health Ministry, the generators ceased operation due to fuel depletion, plunging the hospital into darkness and further complicating an already dire humanitarian crisis.
The hospital’s director, Atef al-Kahlout, revealed on November 8 that they only had enough fuel reserves to last for 24 hours, intensifying concerns about the ability to provide critical medical care in the midst of ongoing hostilities. The lack of electricity not only impacts basic operations but also puts the lives of those seeking refuge and medical attention at serious risk.
This unfortunate development comes in the wake of relentless air and ground attacks on the Gaza Strip, including strikes on hospitals, residences, and places of worship. The conflict escalated after a cross-border attack by the Palestinian resistance group, Hamas, on October 7. The toll on human lives has been devastating, with at least 11,078 Palestinians reported killed, including 4,506 children and 3,027 women. Official figures state that the Israeli death toll is nearly 1,400.