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In mid-February, Gaza's health minister, Dr. Bassem Naim, declared a state of emergency caused by acute power and fuel shortages. On March 8, a health ministry press release added a pharmaceutical crisis. Hundreds of vital medications are running out. Lives are at stake.
The ministry appealed to international relief and health organizations for help. Israel supplies little or none. So far, solutions for recurring crises remain elusive. For patients in dire need of care, they're running out of time and luck.
Israel suffocates 1.7 million Gazans ruthlessly. Incursions, bombings, and other forms of violence compound harsh conditions. Those most vulnerable suffer most.
A Final Comment
On March 10, Gaza City crowds joined mourners burying their dead. They include freedom fighters Israel killed. Families paid their last respects. They viewed covered bodies torn to pieces. They chanted slogans wanting retaliation. Getting it won't bring back loved ones.
Palestinians throughout the Territories lose theirs regularly. Some die. Others are abused and imprisoned lawlessly.
After nearly 45 years of occupation, their liberating struggle continues. They won't ever stop working for it, nor should supporters weaken in their resolve to help.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at Email address removed .
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