Sam Hailes writes in Lapido Media on Al-Ahli, Gaza’s only Christian hospital. An excerpt:
The UK-based Church Mission Society (CMS) who founded the hospital are backing the Episcopal Church’s Diocese of Jerusalem’s humanitarian appeal which seeks to raise £300,000 to fund fuel, medical supplies, food, the hiring of staff and repairs to the infrastructure in the Gaza City hospital.
CMS says hospital staff have maintained an ‘around-the-clock presence’ despite the recent fighting.
The CMS Regional manager for Europe Middle East and North Africa, Tanas Alqassis says parts of the hospital are damaged and supplies are running out.
‘It’s been very hard. Right now we are trying to get more funds so we can send it to the diocese to buy medicine and send it to the hospital.’