Crisis in Gaza: AlShifa Hospital’s Functional Shutdown and Rising Casualties AlShifa Hospital in Gaza, the region’s largest medical facility, is facing a functional shutdown due to the ongoing conflict. Israeli forces have surrounded the hospital, leading to restricted access and aid delivery. The hospital is struggling to provide care amidst power outages, supply shortages, and increasing casualties, severely impacting vulnerable patients, including newborns. The dire situation has sparked international concerns, with urgent calls for a ceasefire and increased humanitarian aid. The conflict risks escalating further, with implications for regional tensions.