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According to a Ma’an article, shortly after midnight, a Palestinian paramedic Muhammad Matar al-Abadlah, 32, was killed while he was helping victims in eastern Khan Younis district.
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GAZA, (PIC)– Israeli occupation forces (IOF) violated the humanitarian ceasefire on Saturday morning and fired at Palestinian citizens and ambulance cars while trying to enter Khuza’a town to the east of Khan Younis.
Eyewitnesses said that after the 12-hour ceasefire went into effect at 0800 this morning, Palestinian citizens and ambulance cars tried to enter the beleaguered Khuza’a town but were confronted with Israeli bullets, which forced them and the ambulance cars to leave the area.
Citizens questioned the role of the Red Cross that should have coordinated the entry of those ambulance crews to evacuate bodies strewn in the town’s streets and started to decompose.
Palestinian medical teams managed to retrieve the bodies of dozens of victims, who were killed by Israeli gunfire in the border areas.
Around one thousand Palestinians were killed and around six thousand others were wounded in the Israeli air, land, and sea attacks on the Gaza Strip that started 20 days ago.
Pictures have emerged that appear to show an injured ambulance worker and damaged Red Crescent ambulances after Israeli air strikes hit land behind the ambulance station in Jabalia, northern Gaza this evening 09/07/2014). 3 injuries have been reported.
Originally posted on Islamic Invitation Turkey
Wednesday April 17, 2013 21:04 by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC & Agencies
Wednesday evening, April 17, 2013, Israeli soldiers opened fire at a Palestinian Red Crescent Ambulance while trying to provide medical care to family members, including an infant, injured by gas bombs fired by the army at their home, in Al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem.
Abdul-Halim Jaafra, head of the Emergency Unit at the Bethlehem Branch of the Red Crescent, told the Radio Bethlehem 2000 that five Palestinian family members, including an infant, suffocated after inhaling gas fired by the army at their home.
He added that as the medics rushed to rescue the family, the army fired rubber-coated metal bullets at the ambulance shattering its front shield; no injuries were reported among the medics.
The incident took place during clashes that took place in Al-Khader between local youths and invading Israeli soldiers.
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|OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– The Ahrar center for prisoners’ studies and human rights has denounced the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) for arresting Dr. Amani Ode from Bustan suburb in occupied Jerusalem at dawn Wednesday.
Amjad Abu Asab, in charge of Jerusalemite prisoners, said IOF soldiers stormed the suburb before dawn and broke into the home of Dr. Amani and wreaked havoc on it before taking her away.
He said that young men threw stones at the soldiers who fired rubber-coated bullets indiscriminately. He added that the wife of detainee Mohammed Ode, Amani’s brother, was hit with a bullet in the face and was hospitalized.
Fuad Al-Khafsh, the center’s director, charged the Israeli occupation authorities (IOA) with intensifying attacks on occupied Jerusalem especially after its inhabitants organized solidarity campaigns with the detained hunger strikers.
Dr. Amani Ode is the daughter of liberated prisoner Mousa Ode, who is now a member of the Bustan committee that was formed after the IOA decided to raze dozens of houses in the suburb.
HEBRON (Ma’an) — Israeli forces blocked the entrance to southern West Bank town Beit Ummar on Thursday morning, preventing an ambulance from leaving, a local activist said.
The ambulance officer informed the soldiers that the Red Crescent vehicle was taking a woman in labor and another patient to hospital in Hebron, popular committee spokesman Muhammad Ayad Awad said.
The Red Cross and the Palestinian military liaison called Israeli officials to press for the ambulance’s passage.
An Israeli military spokeswoman said the entrance was temporarily closed due to heavy snowfall, but while soldiers were clearing snow, Palestinians hurled rocks at them.
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GAZA, (PIC)– Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haneyya condemned targeting civilians, ambulance and media crews and hospitals by the Israeli occupation forces in the recent aggression, considering it a serious violation of all morals and international norms.
Haneyya visited on Friday the Jordanian field hospital which had been directly targeted during the aggression on the Gaza Strip
He said that the missiles, which targeted the hospital, were carrying a message to Jordan mainly to convince Jordanian solidarity activists to leave the Palestinian territories.
Parts of the Jordanian hospital have been destroyed, especially the administrative offices of doctors and nurses.
The Palestinian premier hailed the efforts made by the medical crews in the Jordanian field hospital located in Gaza since the Furqan war, four years ago, and their determination to continue to support the people of Gaza even after bombing the hospital.
He hailed the great cooperation between the Jordanian hospital and the Palestinian ministry of health, noting that the hospital has been working round the clock in the recent aggression, even after being bombed by the IOF.
extract from PCHR weekly report 16/2 – 22/2/2012
Thursday, 16 February 2012
At approximately 02:10, IOF warplanes fired two missiles at a training site used by the Izz Addin al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, in Yafa Street, east of al-Tufah neighborhood in the east of Gaza City. As a result, the windows in some of the surrounding houses and establishments, particularly Mohammed al-Durrah Hospital, crushed and locals were in panic. Additionally, 10 Palestinians sustained bruises and were transferred to al-Shifa Hospital for treatment:
1. Alaa Abed Abu Ghneima, 24;
2. Sharihan Uthman Hassan Abdul Al, 23;
3. Nader Ahmd Zaqzouq, 30;
4. Shaima Uthman Abdul Al, 14;
5. Maher Fadhel Ata Allah al-Jammal, 50;
6. Maher Yahya Jamal Khalaf, 40;
7. Mukarram Tawfiq Abdul Salam Hassouna, 54;
8. Asil Radi Abdul Al, 7;
9. Mohammed Ali Mahmoud Lubbad, 22, who is a paramedic of the civil defense service; and
10. Zakariya Said Helles, 21; who is a nurse at Mohammed al-Durrah Hospital and who sustained wounds in the nose as he was hit by glass shrapnel from the crushing windows.
AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– Israeli occupation forces arrested four Palestinian citizens in the West Bank on Wednesday, three of them in Al-Khalil, and assaulted a Palestinian paramedic while on duty.
Local sources said that the soldiers detained Samer Awad in Edhna village, west of Al-Khalil, who was released from Israeli prison only 20 days ago after serving eight and a half years imprisonment term.
The sources noted that the soldiers fired a sonic bomb on the house to terrorize the family before breaking into it and unleashing one of the dogs at the family members.
They said that the dog bit the mother of Awad in her hand. They said that she sustained moderate injuries, noting that the soldiers did not interfere to restrain the hound. The sources said that Awad got married only a week ago.
The soldiers confiscated a Palestinian tractor in the same village owned by Edhna municipal council.
Eyewitnesses in Beit Ummar, another village in Al-Khalil, said that the IOF troops detained two teenagers after searching their family homes.
Soldiers manning Tarqumiya military roadblock also on Wednesday assaulted a Palestinian paramedic and detained him along with his ambulance vehicle for a while before releasing him.