The first women’s clinic will open in Gaza City, the Palestinian Health Ministry announced on Wednesday.
According to the ministry, two female doctors will be appointed to work at the clinic in the city’s Al-Shati Hospital and the clinic’s entrance will be closed on Fridays and Saturdays to prevent the entry of the male patients.
The first clinic, called the Al-Mouadam clinic, will be opened in the first week of April.
The medical facility will also offer treatment and counseling for women suffering from infertility and childbirth complications.
The clinic will be the first women-only medical facility in the Gaza Strip, the ministry said.
The announcement came as Israeli forces fired more than 70 shells toward the Gaza border, hitting a house and causing minor damage to the ground, according to the Gaza Health Ministry.
Israel’s military said it retaliated after Hamas fired a rocket into Israel from Gaza, which the Palestinian government said landed in an open area near the Gaza-Israel border.
Hamas fired more rockets into Israel on Wednesday, the military said, adding that three rockets had landed in open areas of Israel.
The rocket attacks came amid a worsening crisis in Gaza.
Israel said it launched airstrikes on Gaza’s main Hamas-run border crossing with Egypt, targeting an area south of Gaza City that was used to smuggle hundreds of tons of supplies for Hamas fighters.
A rocket fired from Gaza landed in the Eshkol Regional Council, south of Jerusalem, on Wednesday afternoon, the Israel Defense Forces said.
Israel has imposed a three-month siege on Gaza, and has imposed its own restrictions on Gaza residents.
More than 2,100 Palestinians, mostly civilians, have been killed in the conflict since it erupted in 2007.
The United Nations estimates that about 2.8 million people are living in need of aid in the Strip, where 1.8-million people live in need.
In recent weeks, Israel has targeted hospitals, schools and clinics that treat children with severe health conditions.
Israel has also blocked entry to Gaza to hospitals and schools, citing security concerns.
The closure in Gaza has prompted the closure of Gaza’s only international airport, the Rafah.