Israel/Occupied Palestinian Territories: Free Forcibly Disappeared Palestinian Surgeon: Khaled Al Serr

On 24 March 2024, Palestinian Khaled Al Serr was detained by the Israeli military from Nasser hospital in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip. Since then, he has been held in conditions that amount to enforced disappearance. More than two months on, Israeli authorities continue to conceal his fate and whereabouts; the scraps of information that his family have been able to receive only came from his colleagues and from released detainees. Israeli authorities must immediately release Dr. Khaled Al Serr. They must immediately disclose the whereabouts and legal status of all Palestinian health workers from Gaza who have been forcibly disappeared and release them unless they are charged with an internationally recognizable criminal offence and prosecuted in proceedings that respect international fair trial standards. Pending Dr. Khaled Al Serr’s release, authorities must disclose to Dr. Khaled Al Serr’s family his fate and whereabouts and grounds of detention and ensure his access to a lawyer, medical care and family members.

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