Israel targets medical teams
Mel Frykberg, The Electronic Intifada, 5 September 2009
|Israeli soldiers stop a Palestinian ambulance driver during an operation in Kalil village near the West Bank city of Nablus, August 2008. (Rami Swidan/MaanImages)|
JALAZONE, occupied West Bank (IPS) - Fourteen-year-old Muhammad Nayif's mother broke down as she spoke to IPS. Nayif died after being shot three times in the chest by Israeli soldiers Monday night.
Palestinian medical personnel who tried to reach the critically injured boy near the Jalazone refugee camp north of Ramallah were threatened at gunpoint by Israeli soldiers and shot at.
"We were sure that the boy was seriously wounded and needed urgent medical attention," said Sameh Barghouti, a medic in the Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) ambulance which tried to evacuate the youngster.