Israeli Military Attacks Medical Staff at Gaza Border with Teargas

The Israeli occupation forces on Friday attacked Palestinian paramedics and a mobile clinic at the Awda (return) camp, east of Khuza’a town with heavy spates of teargas canisters on the third Friday of the Great March of Return.

The Palestinian Health Ministry condemned, in the strongest terms, the assault, which it said aims to prevent medics and paramedics from evacuating wounded protesters.

Over recent weeks, Israeli soldiers have frequently opened gunfire and fired teargas canisters at non-violent protesters near Gaza’s border fence, killing 34 and injuring thousands of others, including children.

The Gaza-based Ministry of Health announced that hospitals and medical personnel have been on high alert as of Friday dawn to deal with the anticipated influx of casualties.

Human rights groups have raised concerns about Gaza’s capacity to handle thousands of wounded in the past several weeks, highlighting the besieged enclave’s already strained resources.

(Source / 13.04.2018)

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