Israel delayed medical treatment during attack on Gaza aid flotilla, says UN

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 29 September 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5364
  1. John Zarocostas
  1. 1Geneva

Israeli forces that stormed the humanitarian aid flotilla seeking to break the blockade of Gaza on 31 May committed serious breaches of international and human rights law, including mistreatment of injured people needing medical care, a report by an independent UN factfinding panel has said.

The three member panel, headed by Judge Karl T Hudson-Phillips QC, a retired judge of the International Criminal Court and former attorney general of Trinidad and Tobago, concluded that such behaviour “constituted grave violations of human rights law and international …

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