Human rights groups plead for protection for hospital patients in Gaza

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 28 June 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1342
  1. Merav Sarig
  1. Jerusalem

    Human rights organisations in Israel are sounding the alarm about the difficult humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip, which is endangering lives of people in hospitals.

    They have called on the Israeli government to fulfil its obligations and open Gaza's borders to the outside world and on the Palestinian factions to end killings near and inside hospitals in the area.

    About 120 people have been killed and hundreds more injured as a result of the violent confrontations between the Hamas and Fatah factions in the Gaza Strip. Some of the fighting has taken place inside …

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