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Israeli army accused of obstructing medical access to civilians

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 27 May 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1278
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has accused the Israeli army of obstructing medical access to civilians in the Rafah refugee camp, occupied since last week by Israeli forces.

    Nasira Butin, local medical coordinator for the charity, said: “Our teams have experienced enormous problems in reaching health centres and parts of town that have come under attack. There seems to be hardly any coordination among the Israeli authorities on the ground, and our teams, though officially authorised to travel, are having guns pointed at them and their path blocked by tanks. …

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