Amnesty Accuses Israeli Army of "Deliberate Attacks" on Gaza Health Workers

08/07/2014
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Amnesty International is accusing the Israeli army of making “deliberate” attacks on Gaza health workers.

It made the accusations this morning while calling for an immediate investigation into “mounting evidence that the Israel Defence Forces launched apparently deliberate attacks against hospitals and health professionals in Gaza, which have left six medics dead”.

“Grim reality” of life in Gaza

Amnesty has released what it describes as “disturbing” testimonies from doctors, nurses, and ambulance personnel working in the area about the alleged attacks.

Colm O’Gorman, Executive Director at Amnesty International Ireland, said that the “harrowing descriptions” by ambulance drivers and other medics “reveal the grim reality of life in Gaza”.

He continued: “Even more alarming is the mounting evidence that the Israeli army has targeted health facilities or professionals. Such attacks are absolutely prohibited by international law and would amount to war crimes. They only add to the already compelling argument that the situation should be referred to the International Criminal Court.”

The full article continues at http://www.thejournal.ie/amnesty-gaza-attacks-workers-1607774-Aug2014/ on The Journal’s website.