When sanctuaries of humanity turn into corridors of horror: The destruction of healthcare in Gaza

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S Mahomed


The people of Gaza endure physical traumas, and psychological and social wounds directly linked to the combination of military occupations and the closing of its border, essentially forcing and trapping them in despair. The destruction of healthcare infrastructure in particular, has methodically added strain on an already hopeless situation, severely affecting the availability and accessibility of essential healthcare services for the population, which further perpetuates the cycle of peoples suffering. Such suffering has escalated to extreme proportions in 2023. As the violence and attacks continue with flagrant disregard of the Geneva and Hague conventions, the Rome Statute, occupational law, and international and humanitarian law, amid outcries from the international community, we see hospitals, that are traditionally regarded as sanctuaries of humanity transform into corridors of horror.

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When sanctuaries of humanity turn into corridors of horror: The destruction of healthcare in Gaza. (2023). South African Journal of Bioethics and Law, 16(3). https://doi.org/10.7196/

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When sanctuaries of humanity turn into corridors of horror: The destruction of healthcare in Gaza. (2023). South African Journal of Bioethics and Law, 16(3). https://doi.org/10.7196/


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