News Release

Update on Al-Shifa Hospital from Doctors Without Borders 


Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has provided an update regarding the situation at Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza. 

    Prusak is the senior communications officer for Doctors Without Borders (MSF). 

Prusak told the Institute for Public Accuracy: “Since November 10, the bombardment around Al-Shifa has intensified. While some medical staff, patients, and displaced people who were sheltering inside Al-Shifa have fled, others remain inside as they are physically unable to flee or have chosen not to.

“As of November 16, we still have at least one MSF staff member inside Al-Shifa. However, contact with them remains intermittent. We haven’t had an update on the situation inside the hospital from our staff since Israeli Forces entered the facility on November 15. When we were last able to speak with our colleagues, remaining medical staff were still trying to treat and help patients and displaced civilians who sheltered inside Al-Shifa, despite having had no electricity, food, or water for days.

“We reiterate our call for the respect and the protection of health facilities, health care workers, patients, and civilians. Additionally, there must be an immediate ceasefire to prevent more deaths in Gaza.” Earlier this week, MSF put out a press statement calling for “sustained cessation of hostilities in Gaza” to save lives and demanding that the UN Security Council resolution on “extended humanitarian pauses…lead to more meaningful action.”

Prusak also noted that MSF does not currently have available spokespeople in Gaza.