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US doctors stuck in Gaza hospital after Rafah border closure

The intensifying conflict in southern Gaza has trapped a team of international doctors, including Americans, in a hospital near the town of Rafah, further compromising the living conditions of aid workers and many seriously injured Palestinian patients, as well as medical personnel. told the Washington Post.

The medical staff were due to leave Gaza on Monday after a two-week rotation at the European hospital in Khan Younis, an area near Rafah. Doctors said they no longer knew when they would be able to leave, or whether they would be able to reach the Egyptian border safely. The Rafah border crossing on which humanitarian organizations rely remains under Israeli control, and on Monday morning, a United Nations staff member traveling to the European hospital was killed when his vehicle, marked with an Israeli flag The UN was attacked.

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