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Al-Aqsa hospital warns of 'imminent health catastrophe'

Al-Aqsa hospital has warned of “an imminent health catastrophe” if it is not supplied with fuel in the next few hours because its generators will stop functioning. 

The hospital said that it has been in contact with the World Health Organisation, but has not received a positive response to its request for fuel. Palestinian health officials accused the UN of 'procrastinating' over the delivery of fuel earlier. 

They say the looming shutdown puts 1,300 sick and wounded patients in the hospital at risk of death.