Al-Shifa complex, where thousands of displaced people are sheltering, is ‘besieged’ and ‘totally cut off’, says hospital chief

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Leaders from across the Middle East and surrounding region are meeting in Saudi Arabia for an emergency summit on Gaza, as the enclave’s largest hospital remains tightly encircled by Israeli forces, without power, and with strikes “on everything moving inside the complex”, according to staff trapped inside.

“We are totally cut off from the whole world, we are minutes away from imminent death,” Mohammad abu Salmiya, the head of Dar al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City, told Al Jazeera.

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