Medics at al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City transport a Palestinian wounded by Israeli troops during Great March of Return rallies, on 14 May. Health authorities say that on that day Gaza witnessed a worse health crisis than during any single day in Israel’s 2014 offensive on the territory. [Lewis Joly SIPA]
As the dust settles over Gaza, an already wobbling Egyptian-mediated ceasefire may bring some calm for the two million Palestinians trapped there without, yet again, any resolution to Gaza’s underlying problems.
The most pressing problem for Palestinians in Gaza remains a tottering infrastructure that threatens a full-blown humanitarian catastrophe at any moment. Water and electricity are scarce, sewage flows directly into the sea and the economy is in ruins.
The health sector has been the focus over the past few weeks since the Great March of…
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