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Israel/Occupied Territories: Medical letter writing action: Attacks on health personnel and disrupted health care

, Index number: MDE 15/018/2002

Since the recent upsurge of violence in Israel and the Occupied Territories, there has been a major increase in deaths of Palestinians as a result of Israeli military action, including deaths of health personnel and those seeking medical care. The Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) have fired on vehicles trying to reach hospitals causing deaths and injuries, and doctors and other health workers have been killed by army gunfire while travelling in ambulances, in breach of international humanitarian standards.

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