The current health system in Gaza today is a fragmented front, an amalgam of political entities and wills in place, so often adversarial, shaping health experiences for Palestinians under conditions of occupation, violence and deteriorating economy. The necessity of the situation requires that the health sector be de-politicized so as it can come together to support those who are most in need. Nonetheless, in such conflict-affected areas, politics remain a key factor on the ground, underpinning health care in Gaza.

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Dr. Mona Jebril