Human rights charities protest at arrest of Palestinian paramedics in Nablus hospitalBMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39454.516019.DB (Published 10 January 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:64
- Merav Sarig
Human rights organisations are protesting at the arrest of two paramedics working for the Palestinian Medical Relief Society on 3 January in Nablus (Shechem) by Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers.
They were arrested at the entrance to the Al-Watan government hospital while transporting patients. The two men are Taher Kusa and Seras Kader. Both have been working for the society for a number of years. Mr Kader was released three days later.
The IDF had been conducting an arrest campaign in Nablus and other parts of the West Bank for a few days. Palestinian Medical Relief Society director Ghassan Hamdan relates that since 3 January soldiers have surrounded both of the city’s government hospitals, Al-Watan and Rafidiyeh. …