ISRAEL BANS CARBON DIOXIDE DELIVERY TO GAZA HOSPITALS

Israel banned anaesthetic gas from entering the Gaza Strip last month

WHO called for the Israeli occupation to maintain the humanitarian needs of the Gaza residents far away from the strict siege has been in place for more than ten years

Israeli occupation has prevented delivery of carbon dioxide to the Palestinian hospitals in Gaza Strip, Palestinian ministry of health said on Wednesday.

According to a statement by the ministry of health, the stock of carbon dioxide needed for fridges and ventilators and many other medical equipment is running out soon.

“This will worsen the already bad condition of the healthcare sector,” the statement said, stressing that many of the medical facilities would shut down.

Therefore, the statement added, many of scheduled laparoscopic and ophthalmic surgeries would not be carried out.

World Health Organisation (WHO) stated that it had been trying to put pressure on Israel in order to resume delivering this necessary gas.

Gaza hospitals, WHO said, consume approximately between 150 to 200 kilograms of carbon dioxide every month.

The international body called for the Israeli occupation to maintain the humanitarian needs of the Gaza residents far away from the strict siege has been in place for more than ten years.

Who has called for keeping humanitarian issues aside from political conflicts to save lives of patients and heal their pain.

Reported by: Riham Shehada

(Source / 23.03.2017)

 

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Temple Mount temporarily closed to Jewish visitors after clashes with police




The Temple Mount was temporarily closed to Jewish visitors on Wednesday at the order of Jerusalem District Commander Yoram Halevy after Jews broke visitation rules at the holy site, police said. The Jewish visitors were expelled from the compound for bringing sacred books to the Mount and trying to pray there. After one of the individuals was cautioned, another took out a holy book, and the group was expelled. Meanwhile, renewed clashes erupted between protesters and Israeli security forces near the Lion's Gate in the Old City, where police used stun grenades against the demonstrators. A regular dynamic has developed involving clashes between Palestinians and Israel Police over the past several days near the Lion's Gate. Dozens of Palestinians are present at the site on a regular basis, urging devotion to the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount and condemning Israel. During Muslim prayer times, particularly the midday and nighttime prayers, hundreds and sometimes even thousands have been gathering there.

There have been outbreaks of violence during these periods, including stone-throwing or physical confrontations with the police. In most of these incidents, the police have been using stun grenades and sponge-tipped bullets to disperse the crowds. In a number of cases, journalists in the area have also suffered violence at the hands of the police. On Tuesday, Hassan Shaalan, a reporter for the Ynet news website, was struck by a policeman even after he identified himself as a member of the press. A group of Jerusalem-based journalists released a statement of condemnation over the incident and called on the police to permit reporters to do their jobs. The Jerusalem Police responded: "This involved an incident that took place in the course of violent disturbances of the peace that occurred in Jerusalem while the police were acting to remove the demonstrators from the street after some of them refused to vacate. The forces working on the scene are under constant threat to their lives. http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.802141

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