Archive for February, 2010

Israeli troops fire at Palestinian paramedics in northern Gaza Strip

February 24, 2010

extract from PCHR weekly report 18/2-23/2/10

Sunday, 21 February 2010

At approximately 10:50, Israeli troops stationed at the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel, to the north of Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip, fired an artillery shell at the Bourat Abu Samra area in the north of the town, approximately 400 meters from the border. Palestinian ambulances rushed to the area to evacuate any possible casualties. As medical crews were searching for casualties, Israeli troops fired at them. No casualties were reported.


PRCS: We were the target of 455 Israeli attacks in 2009

February 3, 2010
[ 03/02/2010 – 11:14 AM ]
EL-BIREH, (PIC)– The Palestinian red crescent society (PRCS) announced on Tuesday that its medical teams were the targets of 455 Israeli attacks in 2009 including shooting and physical assaults.

A PRCS report said that the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) fired 15 times at its ambulance vehicles in the West Bank and Gaza Strip killing one of the volunteers in Gaza and wounding ten others in addition to damaging 22 ambulance vehicles.

It added that the IOF troops obstructed its teams on 440 occasions while carrying casualties and patients to hospitals and clinics.

The PRCS said that the IOF troops fired phosphorous bombs at its Nour society in downtown Gaza city inflicting severe material damage during the war on Gaza.

The society said that the IOF practices are in blatant violation of the international laws topped by the fourth Geneva Convention.