An aid convoy transporting a Jordanian field hospital enters the Gaza Strip through the Rafah crossing with Egypt, on Monday. AFP
"The hospital will be established in Khan Yunis, to receive the wounded and the sick, under catastrophic conditions which southern hospitals are experiencing, with the influx of hundreds of wounded each day and continued aggressive aerial and artillery strikes," said Mohammed Zaqout, director-general of Gaza hospitals.
There are around 30,000 wounded people across Gaza, according to the health ministry in the Hamas-ruled territory. The death toll in Gaza has hit 13,000, mostly civilians, the ministry said Sunday.
A Jordanian humanitarian aid convoy enters the Gaza Strip from Egypt in Rafah on Monday. AP
Weeks of intense bombardment and severe shortages of fuel and medical supplies have meant most Gaza hospitals have stopped functioning.
Aed Yaghi, head of medical aid in Gaza, said the field hospital will help ease the pressure on existing health services. "The number of medical personnel is limited and there aren't (enough) ambulances," Yaghi told AFP.
The Jordanian field hospital reached Gaza accompanied by 17 personnel and 40 trucks of medical aid. All goods and individuals entering Gaza through the Rafah crossing with Egypt are subject to Israeli approval.
The head of Gaza's crossings authority, Hisham Adwan, said six ambulances from Kuwait also entered the territory on Monday.
Seventy-six wounded Palestinians and 335 foreigners or dual-nationals were allowed to cross from the Gaza Strip for Egypt, an Egyptian official at the Rafah crossing said.
Cargo planes and trucks have been bringing humanitarian aid to Rafah for days, but so far none has been delivered to Gaza, which has been under intense Israeli bombardment for almost two weeks since the deadly Oct.7 attacks.
Also during the day, the first fuel trucks since war erupted between Hamas and Israel entered the Palestinian enclave. Six trucks with fuel to power generators at two hospitals crossed from Egypt, the UNRWA and an Egyptian source told AFP.
Speaking from inside the biggest hospital, Al Shifa, Gaza health ministry spokesman Ashraf Al Qidra told Reuters Israeli fire had not hit it directly overnight but was "terrorising medical officials and civilians alike."
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