More than a hundred newborn babies are at risk fuel as runs out in the besieged enclave of Gaza, the UN children’s agency has warned.
“We have currently 120 neonates who are in incubators, out of which we have 70 neonates with mechanical ventilation, and of course this is where we are extremely concerned,” said Unicef spokesman Jonathan Crickx.
Israel ordered a complete blockade of the territory after the Hamas terror attacks, in which the Islamist group killed 1,400 people, mostly civilians, according to Israeli officials.
Hospitals now face a dire lack of medicines, fuel and water not only for the thousands wounded in more than two weeks of the war between Gaza militants and Israel but also for routine patients.
Earlier on Sunday, Israel delivered leaflets to Palestinians warning them they would be treated as terrorist sympathisers if they did not flee from the north to the south of the Gaza Strip.
The warning comes despite Israel accusing Hamas in the past of using civilians as “human shields.”