Palestinian Health Minister Denounces Israeli Army Shooting at Jenin Hospital

Israeli forces shot live bullets at the pediatric department of the Jenin hospital. (Photo: via WAFA)

The Palestinian Ministry of Health said in a statement on Thursday that the Israeli army targeted Jenin Government Hospital with live bullets, the Anadolu news agency reported.

Palestinian Minister of Health Mai Al-Kaila denounced in a statement “the Occupation’s crime of targeting the hospital and threatening the lives of patients.”

She stressed that “this attack is not the first on medical staff and hospitals,” and Al-Kaila called on international and human rights organizations to intervene “to protect medical and health facilities, the protection of which is guaranteed by international law, even in times of war and conflict.”

The Ministry quoted the Director of the Government Hospital in Jenin, Wissam Bakr, “the Occupation bullets went through the windows of the pediatric nursing room and the pediatrician’s meeting room”.

There was no official Israeli comment on the statement by the Palestinian Ministry of Health.

At dawn on Thursday, the Israeli army carried out a military operation in the Jenin camp, killing two Palestinians and injuring others, according to the Ministry of Health.


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