Israel Medical Association condemns attacks on hospitals—but not Israel's use of cluster bombsBMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7566.464-a (Published 31 August 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:464
- Merav Sarig
The Israel Medical Association has condemned Hizbollah's firing of Katyusha rockets at Israeli hospitals in Safed and Nahariya—attacks covered by an Amnesty International study published last week—as a grievous offence but has failed to mention Israeli strikes on Lebanese hospitals.
“If there was intentional damage to hospitals, as the [Amnesty] report claims, it was certainly improper,” said the association's chairman, Yoram Blashar. “But when a hospital is used for purposes other than saving lives, such as providing shelter to Hizbollah leaders or serving as a base from which to launch missiles, it sheds protections guaranteed it in international conventions.”
The association also failed to respond to reports from Amnesty and the …
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