WHO calls for humanitarian corridor for injured Gazans

The World Health Organization (WHO) called for the creation of a humanitarian corridor in Gaza on Friday to evacuate the wounded and to supply medicine, SIA reports with reference to AA.

"The humanitarian corridor should extend to protect the safe passage of patients to access crossing points and exit outside the Gaza Strip for medical care," WHO spokesperson Paul Garwood told reporters in the U.N. headquarters at Geneva on Friday.

Four hospitals, twelve clinics, ten ambulances, a specialized center for the disabled, and two water desalinization centers have been damaged in Gaza, Garwood indicated.

Al Aqsa hospital is the latest of the four hospitals in Gaza to be damaged, he noted. Since July 7, Israel has pummeled the Gaza Strip – from air, land and sea – with the ostensible aim of halting Palestinian rocket fire.

One week ago, Israel expanded its offensive to include ground operations, sending thousands of troops into the embattled coastal enclave.

According to official Israeli figures, 34 Israelis – 32 soldiers and two civilians – have been killed since hostilities began. The Palestinian death toll from Israel's devastating military offensive in the Gaza Strip rose to 815 on Friday, a Health Ministry official said.

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