Child patients injured as Israeli troops raid Jerusalem hospital

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– A number of sick Palestinian children and a woman were left injured after the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) raided an area near the Maqasid hospital, in Occupied Jerusalem, and discharged spates of tear gas canisters.

Eyewitnesses said the IOF rolled into the area and targeted the vicinity of the Maqasid hospital with randomly-shot tear gas grenades.

A number of tear gas canisters were slammed into the intensive care and pediatrics sections at the Maqasid hospital, causing critical breathing disorders among hospitalized children and a woman.

Medics at the hospital spoke out against the state of panic triggered by the raid among the patients and their accompanying persons.

The hospital administration called on all international and civil human rights organizations to urgently intervene and put an end to Israel’s violations of the sanctity of hospitals and of international laws.

Palestinian hospitals and medical centers have often been the scene of similar raids.

The Israeli raids on Palestinian hospitals and the attacks on medical staff and patients are a breach of international laws, which prohibit attacking medical facilities under any circumstances.

(Source / 02.12.2015)

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