Gaza’s Al-Shifa ‘not functioning as a hospital anymore’, says WHO

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The World Health Organization (WHO) on Sunday night managed to restore communication with health professionals at Gaza City’s Al-Shifa hospital a day after losing contact with the largest hospital in the besieged enclave. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus however said the hospital was non-functional after three days without electricity amid heavy fighting. Al-Quds, Gaza’s second-largest hospital, has also suspended operations, according to staff. All times are Paris time (GMT+1).

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Key developments from Saturday, November 11:

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu rejected mounting international calls for a ceasefire and ruled out a role for the Palestinian Authority in post-war Gaza.

Arab and Muslim leaders rejected Israel’s claims of "self-defence" with regard to its offensive in Gaza and called for an immediate ceasefire at an extraordinary joint Islamic-Arab summit on the Gaza crisis in Saudi Arabia.

Doctors Without Borders said it was "extremely concerned" about patients and medical staff at Gaza City’s Al-Shifa hospital, which lost electricity on Saturday, endangering the lives of patients, according to the hospital director.

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