Palestinian Health Ministry condemns 'Israeli terrorism' for Hebron hospital raid

"The silence of the world has contributed to the deterioration" of Palestinian lives, the Palestinian Health Ministry says.

By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA
November 12, 2015 11:05
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A medic looks at blood stain of a Palestinian man who was killed by Israeli undercover forces during a raid at Al-Ahly hospital in the West Bank city of Hebron November 12, 2015.. (photo credit: REUTERS)

In the wake of an unusual Israeli arrest operation that took place at a Hebron hospital early Thursday morning, the Palestinian Health Ministry released a statement condemning the actions of the Israeli Security Forces, while blaming the international community for their silence in the face of "Israeli terrorism."

Palestinian Authority Health Minister, Dr. Jawad Awaad, said Thursday morning that "the execution of Abdallah Shaldallah by undercover agents inside the hospital proves that Israel does not respect international conventions and international humanitarian treaties."

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The health minister added that "The silence of the world has contributed to the deterioration" of Palestinian lives.
Israeli operation at Hebron hospital

"I call on human rights organizations and the free world to intervene immediately to stop Israeli terrorism,  and to protect medical facilities and hospitals from aggression from the occupation army," said Awaad.

Meanwhile, the NGO Physicians for Human Rights also castigated Israel security forces.

"Time after time Israeli security forces violate the special protections of hospitals and medical facilities... endangering the lives of patients, medical staff and visitors," the NGO said.

The organization added that "these actions will cost human lives" and demanded that Israel "stop the unacceptable practice."


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