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In the wake of violence in Jerusalem that left hundreds of Palestinians, including children, with injuries, Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) finds the use of force by Israeli police unacceptable and raises the alarm on the devastating impact of any escalation in the Gaza...
On Monday 10 May, Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) started supporting the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in Jerusalem to assess and stabilize hundreds of Palestinians injured by the Israeli police. “We spent a whole day treating Palestinians, including children,...
On 14 May 2018, the Israeli army shot more than 1,300 Palestinians, killing 60 of them, during the weekly protests by the fence between Gaza and Israel. A year later, many of those injured are still struggling with the devastating consequences of their wounds. Their hopes to find adequate...
Operation Protective Edge left a wasteland behind. The material destruction and physical damage endured by the Gaza population has not yet been calculated in detail, but we already know the orders of magnitude. Approximately 10,000 people were wounded, many of whom will need follow-up medical and...
Michele Beck, a medical referent with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), is in Gaza City. Here she explains what MSF teams have and have not been able to do in the last few days. A 72-hour truce began this morning, but it did not last long. During the truce we had planned to go to Nasser hospital in...
Sarah Woznick is a nurse specialized in intensive care. Low voice, black hair, brown eyes, walking fast from one room to another, busy and keeping herself busy maybe too. Sarah arrived in Gaza six months ago from Denver, Colorado. The operation "Protective Edge" seized her at what should have been...
As soon as the five-hour long humanitarian ceasefire ended on Thursday, detonations were heard in Gaza City where the MSF clinic is located. Part of the MSF medical team finally managed to enter Gaza on Thursday to reinforce its emergency response - just in time. Klaxons, traffic jams, street...
The intensity of bombings in the Israeli military operation "Protective Edge" makes it extremely dangerous for the population and MSF teams in Gaza to move around. As of today, hospitals in Gaza are managing to cope with the influx of wounded arriving. However, the new crisis is aggravating an...
The Israeli blockade in place since 2007 makes it extremely difficult for anyone to leave the Gaza Strip, so Palestinian health professionals have not been able to go abroad for training and to update their knowledge and skills. One of the objectives of MSF's programme in Gaza is therefore to...
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