Gaza: 14,566 new births during third quarter

Palestinian baby looks up before receiving medical care in Gaza

According to statistics released, Wednesday, by the General Administration of Civil Status at the Ministry of Interior in the Gaza Strip, the Strip has been witnessing 14,566 new births, with an average of 158 births per day, during the third quarter of this year.

The Civil Status Offices in the Directorate of Internal Affairs in Gaza said in a statement that during the period extending from 1 July to 30 September, there were 5,250 new births; meanwhile, the two Offices of Internal Affairs of Khan Yunis have registered 2,940 new births.

The Offices of Internal Affairs of the North have registered 2,550 births during the third quarter. The Civil Status Offices of Internal Affairs of the Centre have registered 1,973 new births, while the Civil Status Offices of the Directorate of Internal Affairs of Rafah have registered 1,853 new births.

The Civil Status stated that its offices in the Gaza Strip registered 878 deaths during the third quarter of this year.

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(Source / 01.11.2018)

PA jails Palestinian for selling land to settlers

Israeli settlers can be seen in the West Bank on 20 April 2011 [Najeh Hashlamoun/Apaimages]

Israeli settlers can be seen in the West Bank on 20 April 2011

A Palestinian court in Nablus yesterday sentences two Palestinians after finding them guilty of selling land to settler, Al-Wattan Voice reported.

One of the defendants was handed a nine-year jail term while the second was given six years of hard labour.

Palestinian Authority land laws prohibit Palestinians from selling lands to “any person or judicial body corporation of Israeli citizenship”.

Last month, the National Popular Council of Al-Quds condemned the sale of residential buildings in the Old City of Jerusalem to “Jewish settlers and their settlement associations”.

It described the sale as “a despicable crime against Jerusalem, Palestine and the homeland”.

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(Source / 01.11.2018)

Health ministry: Gaza suffering sever medicine crisis

Premature babies receive treatment in the Rantisi hospital for children in Gaza City which is suffering due to the shortage on fuel and medication [Ashraf Amra/Apaimages]

Premature babies receive treatment in the Rantisi hospital for children in Gaza City which is suffering due to the shortage on fuel and medication

The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza yesterday warned that a crisis is ensuing as a result of a lack of necessary medicines in its hospitals and healthcare centres, a statement said.

Deputy Minister of Health Yousef Abu-Rish said in the statement that the 47 per of medicines are in short supply in the Strip.

“This unprecedented situation puts the life of thousands of patients in the Gaza Strip at stake due to the lack of necessary medicines,” he said.

He stated that the main departments in the Gaza government hospitals, such as emergency, operations and ICU departments, are also affected by the lack of basic medicines.

In addition, he said that patients who had kidney transplants will need to start using dialysis machines if the medicines they need are not provided soon.

Read: Medicine shortage risks lives of thousands of patients in Gaza

Abu-Rish urged the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank to resolve the medical crisis and return hope to patients in Gaza.

Gaza has been under an 11-year Israeli siege which is backed by Egypt and the PA in an effort to toppled the freely elected government of Hamas.

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(Source / 01.11.2018)