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Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Physicians for Human Rights–Israel commissioned a fact-finding mission to investigate the Israeli military offensive in the Gaza Strip that began in July 2014. Eight independent international medical experts gathered evidence on the types, causes, and patterns of injuries and attacks; attacks on medical teams and facilities; evacuation; impact of the conflict on the health care system; and longer-term issues. A new report presents their findings, including that medical teams were killed or injured in the course of evacuating the injured and that at least one apparent deliberate attack on a hospital resulted in several people killed and injured.

The Empty Pledge for Gaza

Sunday, October 19, 2014
The destruction of health services in Gaza is particularly alarming for women. The largest medical center suffered serious damage from attacks and medical workers fear that the closure of the hospital’s maternal health services for high-risk pregnancies will impact fetal and maternal morbidity and mortality rates.

World Humanitarian Day: WHO Calls for Protection of Health Workers in Conflicts, Disasters

Monday, August 18, 2014
As major emergencies around the globe increase in scale, complexity and frequency, WHO is calling for an end to the targeting of health workers in conflicts and other humanitarian crises, which represent a breach of the fundamental right to health.

Medical Crisis in Gaza: Scared Doctors, Crowded Wards and Traumatized Patients

Sunday, August 3, 2014
More than three weeks of conflict between Israeli forces and militants in Gaza have left over 1,700 Palestinians and more than 60 Israelis dead, while Gaza's Ministry of Health says more than 9,000 Palestinians are wounded. Gaza's hospitals are struggling to cope with the large number of casualties.

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

Thursday, August 7, 2014
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”.

Civilian Health in Gaza in Jeopardy from Attacks on Facilities, Ambulances, and Infrastructure

Friday, August 8, 2014
IntraHealth International joins the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition in calling on the government of Israel, Hamas, and armed groups to respect humanitarian law and cease targeting health facilities and health workers in their attacks. We call on all groups to ensure that civilians maintain access to much-needed health care.

UN Warns of 'Rapidly Unfolding' Health Disaster in Gaza

Saturday, August 2, 2014
Weeks of intense fighting has left medical services and facilities in the Gaza Strip “on the verge of collapse,” according to senior United Nations officials in the region who today warned that a health disaster of widespread proportions is rapidly unfolding as the conflict grinds on. “We are now looking at a health and humanitarian disaster”, warned James W. Rawley, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in the occupied Palestinian territory, adding: “The fighting must stop immediately.”

Gaza: Health Crisis Looms for Trapped Civilians

Saturday, August 2, 2014
Overnight Israel punished the town of Rafah, 30 kilometres south of Gaza, relentlessly. It’s where the Israeli soldier Hadar Goldin went missing on Friday after an ambush by Hamas forces. In the past 24 hours, more than 60 people have died there, according to the health ministry. The only acute hospital was evacuated after a shell hit the entrance of its emergency room. At the Shifa hospital in Gaza City doctors are struggling.

Wartime: An Appeal to Doctors, Health Professionals, and the Wide Public

Thursday, July 31, 2014
There is war in Gaza again. At this time, it seems like heavy smoke is covering the area, the media, consciousness, and the entire future. But one thing can be already stated with certainty: the casualties of this war have already paid the price. Its dead have already died; its wounded will go on to contend with the pain and trauma for the rest of their lives. As health and medical professionals, Jews and Arabs, our position is no more moral than that of anyone else, but by dint of our positions and our ongoing work, our point of view is different.