At alnajar hospital
1-What about electricity?
We have a generator. But there is a gap in time between the time the electricity cuts off and the generator gets started. (For the operating rooms, they showed us battery backups designed to cover this gap.) We have a new x-ray section, but it is not ready. We need more machines.
2-Do you have enough diesel fuel for the generators?
The hospital director, Dr. Ahmed Abu-Nekira, arrived and continued the interview.
I have five sons and two daughters. I was in a clinic before the hospital. The hospital has 40 beds. It hopes to have 60 when the expansion is completed.
I studied in
Are you seeing malnutrition?
Yes. Especially in children. No work, no salary.
How do people survive without a salary?
UNRWA gives food. Many people eat meat only twice a year—on Eid al Fitr and Eid al Adha. Most donations are to a limited number of people. They don’t share. 90% of people are without jobs.
How long can it go on?
It started in 2005 with the elections. It got worse in 2006 when Fatah was driven out. Ask the American people—not the government. They encourage democracy, then they don’t accept the results. It’s bad for
My son wanted to buy shoes for the winter. He couldn’t find any. He is still wearing his summer shoes.
We are hoping to find a