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Doctors Without Borders says staff member killed in Gaza Strip

Anadolu Agency HEALTH
Published November 09,2023

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said Wednesday that a member of its staff in the Gaza Strip was killed along with several members of his family.

The medical charity said in a statement that is mourning the loss of laboratory technician Mohammed Al Ahel, who was killed Monday with several family members during Israeli attacks on the Al Shate refugee camp.

"He was at his home in Al Shate refugee camp when the area was bombed and his building collapsed, reportedly killing dozens of people. It is clear that no place in Gaza is safe from brutal and indiscriminate bombing from the Israeli army," it said.

MSF reiterated calls for an "immediate and unconditional cease-fire," in reference to the death toll in the besieged enclave since Oct. 7 which has climbed to more than 10,000. including over 4,000 children.

"Our repeated calls for an immediate ceasefire have fallen on deaf ears, but we insist on it being the only way to prevent more senseless deaths across the Strip and allow adequate levels of humanitarian aid into Gaza," it said.

It stressed that world leaders have failed to take "meaningful action," while people keep losing family members, their homes and lives across Gaza.

"In this tragic moment, we continue to be gravely concerned for all our colleagues in Gaza, many of whom are still working in hospitals across the Strip to provide lifesaving care," it added.

Israel launched relentless air and ground attacks on the Gaza Strip since a cross-border attack by the Palestine resistance group, Hamas, on Oct. 7.

At least 10,569 Palestinians, including 4,324 children and 2,823 women, have been killed.

The Israeli death toll nears 1,600, according to official figures.