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Health Work Committees statement regarding the humanitarian situation in Gaza:

The Israeli occupation army has been bombarding Gaza for 4 days. In addition, the Israeli occupation army has been raiding Palestinian cities and villages, arresting and terrorizing a whole nation.

Author/Source: 
The Health Work Committees
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Diary of a doctor in Gaza under large-scale attack

I am writing while the jet fighters are in the sky with their horrible sounds, bringing death and horror. It is 10:30 pm and I am still waiting, like everyone. I hope they will not go ahead with their operation into Gaza; the outcome could be horrible.

Author/Source: 
Mona Elfarra
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Urgent Appeal for Support to Avert Public Health Disaster in the Gaza Strip

Gaza has once again become the target of Israeli military invasions and the subject of methods of collective punishment, further exacerbating an existing, severe humanitarian situation in the Strip, and in Palestine as whole. Escalating levels of violence; the targeting of civlian infrastructure; the rising number of civilian deaths; prolonged border closures; cuts to humanitarian aid; and acute levels of poverty have clear, negative implications for both the status of public health in the Gaza Strip, and the ability of health institutions such as the Palestinian Medical Relief Society to maintain provision of critical health services.

Author/Source: 
Palestinian Medical Relief Society
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Thousands of displaced families flee Ramadi as hospitals run out of medicine

Doctors for Iraq has received reports that an estimated 3,250 families from the city of Ramadi have been forced to flee the city because of the threat of an imminent US/ Iraqi military attack on the city.

Author/Source: 
Doctors for Iraq society
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UN Health Rights Expert criticizes donors for failing their humanitarian responsibilities in Palestine

The UN Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, Professor Paul Hunt, reminded the donor community that it has a responsibility to provide humanitarian assistance to the population in the Occupied Palestinian territories (OPT).

Author/Source: 
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
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Appeal from Palestinian health providers in ngos

We, the Palestinian health providers in the non governmental sector express our deep concern and rage at the rapid deterioration of health conditions, as an outcome of the imposed political and economical sanctions against the fairly elected Palestinian government as many of the international donors decided to stop their financial aid to the PNA. This coincided with Israeli escalations practiced against Palestinian civilians by the non stop intensive artillery shelling, assassinations, massive detentions and strict
closures.

Author/Source: 
PNGO

Activist Palestinian doctor released

On the 16th of March 2006 Dr. Ahmad Maslamani, the director of the Health Work Committees in Palestine, was released from the Israeli prison in Ashkelon where he had been imprisoned for 10 months.

Author/Source: 
Wim De Ceukelaire
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The Impact of Israel's Separation Wall On Palestinian Mental Health : A Study in the Qalqilya District

The Palestinian Counseling Center (PCC) held on Monday, September 26, 2005, a press conference in the city of Jerusalem where it announced the results of a survey conducted on the psychological implications of the construction of Israel's Annexation and Expansion Wall on the residents in five villages in the Qalqilya district.

Author/Source: 
PHM
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