UPMRC Clinic Raided and Trashed by IOF
UPMRC Clinic Raided and Trashed by Israeli Soldiers in Nablus
Nablus Morton 22 May 03
This morning, around 02.30, the UPMRC (Union of Palestinian Medical Relief Committees) field clinic in Nablus was raided by the IOF.
This is not the first time the UPMRC has been raided by the Israeli army, according to UPMRC officials it happens almost every second month. Usually the IOF is kind enough to knock on the door, but this day they simply blow the door with a shock-bomb.
40 IOF soldiers went in and fired 11 blank shots in the clinic and the clinic personel fled to the 2nd floor, where the soldiers fired 3 live shots. However nobody was injured or arrested.
This action by the IOF is clearly one of the ways that the Israeli army try to harass and stress the Palestinian people. The clinic offers medical aid and first aid for the Palestinians in the old city of Nablus.
This attack is definitly a violation of the 4th Geneva Convention article 50, which states that any occupying force is to protect and cooperate with any medical relief organizations.
Quote from article 50 og the 4th Geneva convention: "The Occupying Power shall not hinder the application of any preferential measures in regard to food, medical care and protection against the effects of war which may have been adopted prior to the occupation in favour of children under fifteen years, expectant mothers, and mothers of children under seven years."
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See photos of the trashed clinic at http://www.palsolidarity.org/index.php?page=writings/22May03_NablusMorton.htm