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January 2018

Restrictions on freedom of movement hinder Palestinians’ access to health care

January 30th, 2018|Categories: Medical Impartiality News|Tags: , , , , |

Barriers to freedom of movement imposed by Israel are delaying and preventing Palestinian patients from accessing urgent treatment. Factors including checkpoints throughout the West Bank, and the Gaza blockade, hamper access to treatment for patients. Checkpoints Patients traveling from the West Bank to East Jerusalem for treatment undergo a back-to-back ambulance transfer process, during which

Raiding health facilities is never justified

January 26th, 2018|Categories: Medical Impartiality News|Tags: , , , , |

Between July and October 2017, Israeli forces have reportedly carried out at least four raids on hospitals in the occupied West Bank. On 17 July, around 30 Israeli soldiers raided Al Makassed Hospital in East Jerusalem, searching for a 19-year-old injured Palestinian. On 21 July, Israeli soldiers stormed the same hospital in the pursuit of

Israeli officers prevented medics from reaching two wounded Palestinians

January 5th, 2018|Categories: Medical Impartiality News|Tags: , , , , |

In December 2017, Israeli Border Police prevented medics from reaching two wounded Palestinians in the occupied West Bank. At least 16 people were killed and 2245 others, including 254 children, were wounded during protests and clashes that took place across the occupied West Bank following US President Trump’s statement on Jerusalem. Roughly 70 percent of

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