Israeli Forces Terrorize Palestinian Hospital

(picture description: People stand in front of Al-Makassed Hospital in occupied East Jerusalem holding signs in Arabic and English that question silence around Israeli treatment of hospitals.)

"Israeli forces raided the Al-Makassed Hospital in occupied East Jerusalem on Thursday, shooting tear gas, stun grenades and rubber-coated steel bullets during a sit-in protest against recent Israeli actions at the hospital, sources at the scene told Ma'an.

Dozens of Palestinians, patients and employees of the Al-Makassed Hospital were injured with rubber-coated steel bullets and suffered from tear gas inhalation, as Israeli forces raided the hospital "indiscriminately," firing directly into the hospital compound, sources said.
The secretary-general of the employees’ union of the hospital, Talal Sayyad, said a nurse and a patient were reportedly injured with rubber-coated steel bullets."


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Thursday, October 29, 2015