ATTACKS AGAINST HEALTHCARE WORKERS AND MEDICAL FACILITIESOver the years, Israel’s army has repeatedly targeted medical facilities during its military offensives. According to the NGO Medical Aid for Palestinians, 147 hospitals and clinics, and 80 ambulances, were damaged or destroyed in military offensives on Gaza between 2008 and 2017. In the same period, 145 medical workers – most of them ambulance drivers – were killed or injured.
Israel's targets are legitimate military targets. Sometimes they are Hamas hiding in medical facilities that Israel tries to verify are empty.
Here are only a few examples of how Hamas uses medical facilities. Amnesty does not mention any of them.
Wafa hospital, where the IDF repeatedly ensured that no patients were there and that Hamas was firing from it:
. medic, was a member of the Nuseirat Battalion of the Al Qassam Brigades.
, nurse, was a field commander of the Popular Resistance Committees.
, medic, was a fighter for the Al Qassam Brigades:
, physician, was a fighter for the Al Qassam Brigades.
medic, was a fighter for the Al Qassam Brigades.
medic, was a fighter for the Al Qassam Brigades:
medic, was a fighter for the Al Qassam Brigades.His obituary says that he had been responsible for firing rockets at Israel.
physician, planted explosives and acted as a spotter for the Al Qassam Brigades.
, nurse, was a fighter for the Al Qassam Brigades who specialized in armor. He also fought in the Fatah coup. He was killed together with his squad leader, Tareq Fadel Abdullah Ja’afar.
, physician, was an apparent fighter ("mujahid") for the Al Qassam Brigades.
Yousef Ahmad Sheikh al-Eidmartyr poster:
proud member of the jihadist terror group: