Palestinians look at the damaged hospital in Beit Hanoun town
WHO shocked by hits on health services in Gaza
Geneva, July 29, 2014
The World Health Organization (WHO) has been appalled by the continuing trend for healthcare facilities, staff and vehicles to come under direct fire in Gaza since the escalation of violence on July 8.
Sustained calm is needed so thousands of injured people can receive urgently needed healthcare, a WHO statement said, adding that it was vital for health facilities and staff to be able to perform their life-saving work without fear of attack.
WHO reminds all parties to the conflict of their ethical and legal obligations to protect medical services under international humanitarian law, the statement said.
The organisation calls on all parties and individuals to respect and protect the integrity of health systems, and assure the safety of patients, health workers and health facilities, the statement highlighted. – TradeArabia News Service