Right group: IDF violated medical ethics codes during Operation Cast Lead

March 23, 2009 06:43

Physicians for Human Rights-Israel accused the IDF of violating medical ethics codes during Operation Cast Lead against Hamas terrorists in the Gaza Strip, according to a Reuters report released Monday. The right group was quoted in the report as saying that certain incidents which took place during the offensive which "reveal that not only did the [IDF] not evacuate besieged and wounded families, it also prevented Palestinian [medical] teams from reaching the wounded." The Physicians for Human Rights-Israel report stated that 16 Palestinian medics were killed and 25 wounded during Cast Lead.

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