Human rights charities protest at arrest of Palestinian paramedics in Nablus hospital

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 10 January 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:64
  1. Merav Sarig
  1. 1Jerusalem

    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. …

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