Health Ministry: “17 Medics Among 701 Palestinians, Injured In Gaza”

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, seventeen medics, after the army deliberately targeted field clinics with gas bombs, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. 701 Palestinians injured by army fire in the Gaza Strip.

The Ministry stated that the army targeted the clearly marked field clinics, causing seventeen medics to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation, along with dozens of Palestinians, who were receiving treatment there.

It said that the medics will always provide the needed treatment to all wounded Palestinians despite the ongoing and escalating Israeli violations against them, in direct violation of International Law.

The Ministry also called on the international community to take a decisive and firm stance condemning Israel’s escalating violations, and to provide the urgently needed protection to the Palestinian people, and to ensure an end to the violations against the medics and all medical facilities.

It stated that the seventeen medics were among 701 Palestinians, including journalists, who were injured by Israeli army fire. 163 of the wounded Palestinians were shot with live ammunition.

296 of the wounded were rushed to various hospitals and medical center in the coastal region.

Among the wounded is a journalist identified as Ahmad Abu Hussein, who was seriously shot in the abdomen, and Mohammad Najjar, who was shot in the shoulder.

Many other journalists fainted after inhaling gas fired by the army, especially when army drones fired gas bombs at media vehicles and reporters.

(Source / 13.04.2018)

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