In Gaza, hospitals are struggling to cope as air strikes intensify.
At Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital in central Gaza, there’s a shortage of materials to cover the deceased.
Bodies are piling up in the courtyard, with prayers and grieving relatives.
Inside the hospital, doctors are working tirelessly to treat the wounded, but their supplies are running low.
BBC Arabic reporters witnessed the overwhelming number of casualties at the hospital.
Doctors are racing to perform procedures on one patient after another.
Some of the images from the hospital are too graphic to share, and tragically, even children and babies are among the casualties.
According to a hospital staff member, “We’ve been here since the crack of dawn and the bodies have completely filled the hospital yard, on top of the bodies which are in refrigerators which are full, inside the hospital building and outside.”
“We don’t have enough shrouds for the bodies because the numbers are huge.
All bodies are arriving in parts, unattached, and in pieces.
We can’t identify them because the bodies have been disfigured and crushed.”
The situation is described as “unbearable.”
Similar scenes are unfolding in hospitals across Gaza as the Israel-Gaza conflict enters its third week.
At the al-Quds hospital in Gaza City’s Tel al-Hawa area, bombs struck nearby buildings while doctors and nurses treated over 500 people.
Patients and civilians taking shelter there live in constant fear.
In this catastrophic health crisis, doctors must make difficult decisions about who to treat first, while others wait in line.
The hospital staff has been reduced due to casualties, and the remaining personnel are now sharing their building with 1,200 displaced individuals seeking shelter.
The Israeli military has urged residents in the northern Gaza Strip to head south for safety.
However, many people remain in their homes in the north.
Hospitals in Gaza are in desperate need of supplies.
Prior to the conflict, around 500 aid trucks a day entered Gaza, but now only a few small convoys have made it through.
The shortage of fuel in Gaza is particularly concerning, as hospitals rely on generators for electricity.
Unicef has raised alarm over the 120 babies in incubators, including 70 premature newborns on ventilators, dependent on backup generators since the electricity supply from Israel was cut off.
Senior figures in the Israel Defense Forces have claimed that Hamas is stockpiling fuel for its own use rather than making it available for civilians.
Meanwhile, charities like Medical Aid for Palestinians are working tirelessly to save lives, including premature babies born amidst the conflict, for whom power is a matter of life and death.