A pregnant woman and a paramedic were injured by rubber-coated metal bullets, as the Israeli occupation forces stormed the Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah.
The Ministry of Health stated in a press release on Sunday that the Israeli occupation forces stormed the vicinity of the Palestine Medical Complex at dawn, and began firing bullets and tear gas canisters at the compound, which resulted in the injury of a pregnant woman with a rubber bullet in her shoulder and a paramedic with a rubber bullet in the hand inside the compound, in addition to cases of suffocation and panic among the patients, especially children, and an ambulance vehicle belonging to the compound was damaged.
The Minister of Health, Mai Al-Keela, condemned the Israeli occupation army’s attack on the Palestine Medical Complex.
She said that the Israeli occupation forces had offered the lives of patients suffering from coronavirus being treated in a section designated for them, at an imminent danger as a result of the tear gas canisters fired inside the compound.
She added that sick children and women in the maternity wards lived a terrifying night in every sense of the word, due to the sounds of bullets, stun grenades, and tear gas fired towards the medical complex.
She emphasized that this serious attack on the sanctity of the hospital and inflicting injuries on the ranks of the patients require urgent international intervention to protect our people and hold the occupying power accountable for its crime, and its violation of international law and international humanitarian law, which provides for the protection of patients, medical staff, health centers, and hospitals.
She indicated that this is the second attack carried out by the Israeli occupation forces on hospitals within two days, as Al-Durrah Hospital in the Gaza Strip was damaged by the Israeli bombing, which led to the injury of dozens of sick children and their companions, in addition to the damage to the contents of the hospital.
Source: Days of Palestine