Egypt’s Minister of Health and Population, Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar, said on Saturday that the injuries coming from Gaza are “something I have never seen in my normal medical life.”
He assured that the Egyptian health system is capable of receiving injured Palestinians, and noted the presence of Egyptian ambulances on the border to transport the victims.
During an interview with CNN, Abdel-Ghaffar revealed that there are severe cases of injuries as a result of shrapnel and debris from missiles.
Some of these injuries reach the brain, and involve fractures at the base of the skull, deep wounds, loss of tissue, quadriplegia, and amputation of limbs.
Medical teams perform plastic and orthopedic surgeries, he said, in addition to providing psychological counseling for mental trauma.
The Gaza Strip has been subjected to Israeli land, sea and air bombardment since Hamas and other Palestinian factions launched operation “Al-Aqsa Flood” on October 7.
The “Al-Aqsa Flood” was met with the Israeli “Iron Swords” operation, as the Israeli army launched raids on Gaza Strip, which is inhabited by more than two million Palestinians who suffer from deteriorating living conditions, as a result of an ongoing Israeli siege since 2006.
About 11,800 Palestinians have died so far as a result of the continuous Israeli bombing, including 4,900 children, 3,155 women, and 690 elderly people, while 29,500 people are injured.