He assures that his soul continues to be with the Palestinians who are trapped in this "inhuman cage" that is the Strip.
MADRID, 3 Nov. (EUROPA PRESS) -
Raúl Incertis, an anesthetist with Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and the first Spaniard who managed to leave the Gaza Strip this Wednesday, has denounced the "unsustainable" situation in this territory and has demanded an immediate end to the "barbarism", the "collective punishment " and "loss of human life."
In a video released by MSF, Incertis has assured that although he is already outside and will soon return home, his soul has remained "with our colleagues, with the Palestinians, in that inhuman cage that the Gaza Strip has become. Loop".
"This collective punishment, cruel and excessive, must end now. This loss of human lives, this loss of children's lives has to end now," he claimed, recognizing the frustration and helplessness with which he has lived the last few days.
Thus, he claimed to have witnessed how "thousands of people pounced on humanitarian aid trucks" that were trying to leave a shelter set up by the UN to deliver assistance to other parts of the Strip. "The Palestinians were pounced on these trucks desperate to get a bag of flour," he illustrated, calling the situation "unsustainable."
Incertis has also had the opportunity to speak with people displaced by the bombings. "We received stories of parents who had lost their children, of children who had lost their parents, of the loss of siblings, of the loss of grandparents and of the loss of human lives, in short," he stressed.
"The situation of the hospitals in the Strip is unsustainable. We cannot take it any longer," he denounced, highlighting that "more than half of the hospitals are inoperative and the bill is growing every day." "The amount of material that is entering is insufficient. It is a needle in a haystack," he added, in reference to the dozens of trucks that have been entering from the Rafá border crossing with Egypt, where he left on Wednesday.
As he explained, "there are no drugs left to sedate, there is no surgical material left to operate or to perform operations in sterile conditions." The lack of fuel has caused hours of electricity to be rationed only for the ICU or emergencies and even "patients have been disconnected from mechanical ventilation," she stressed, warning that "incubators are in danger."
Despite these difficult conditions, he highlighted, MSF continues to work in Gaza and its staff does everything possible to reach hospitals despite having even lost some relatives in the bombings or having to leave their families for hours or even days.
"From Doctors Without Borders we make the umpteenth call for an end to this barbarism that is decimating and mutilating the souls and bodies of people, of children who are not to blame for anything," he claimed.
"We appeal to you to please let in more aid trucks, because the trucks that are coming in now are totally insufficient, and to let in more medical and humanitarian personnel from outside," he added.
Finally, he has also asked that the Palestinians be let out "of that mousetrap in which they have been put and in which they are dying." "Anyone who wants to, both Palestinians and international personnel, should be allowed to leave the Strip," but in addition, in the case of the former, they should be given "guarantees of being able to return when all this is over."