The execution of a man at a hospital in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron early Thursday has generated shock even among Palestinians familiar with Israel’s brutality.
At 2:43am, two dozen Israeli gunmen disguised as Palestinians invaded al-Ahli hospital. They included two dressed as women, one as a pregnant woman in a wheelchair, and others wearing fake beards, according to thePalestinian Centre for Human Rights.
At around 2:45, five agents, including two disguised as women, raided a patient’s room.
Abdallah al-Shalalda suffered three bullet wounds to his head, chest and arm, according to the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights.
Hospital staff and eyewitnesses, including another al-Shalalda relative, told The Guardian that the Israelis hid guns beneath the agent pretending to be a pregnant woman.
The relative, Bilal al-Shalalda, described the Israeli attack: “It was around 3am and I was asleep when a large number of undercover soldiers arrived. They put the other patients in the corner and tied my hands with a belt. When Abdallah came out of the bathroom where he was washing his hands in preparation for morning prayers they shot him and left him to bleed on the floor.”
“Israeli forces have a long history of carrying out unlawful killings in the occupied Palestinian territories, including extrajudicial executions,” Philip Luther, Middle East program director for Amnesty International,said.
“The fact that Abdullah al-Shalalda was shot in the head and upper body suggests this was an extrajudicial execution, adding to a disturbing pattern of similar recent incidents by Israeli forces in the West Bank which warrant urgent investigation,” Luther added.
“Witnesses report that he was not armed, was some meters away from the soldiers and police and had not attempted to attack them,” according Luther. “There was no attempt to arrest Abdullah al-Shalalda, according to the witnesses, or to use non-lethal alternatives before shooting him dead.”
The murder of Abdallah al-Shalalda and abduction of his cousin Azzam marks the most brazen of a series of Israeli attacks on medical facilities in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem.
In October, the Palestine Red Crescent Society documented 228 Israeli violations against healthcare facilities, including assaults on medical staff and delays of and attacks on ambulances by Israeli forces, according to the human rights group Al-Haq.
The United Nations and other international bodies have condemned the Israeli attacks on medical facilities as violations of international law and fundamental rights. But governments have taken no action to hold Israel accountable and puncture the impunity it continues to enjoy.
I didn’t want it to be one good memory that led to a lot of bad ones. I wanted it to stay what it was, one amazing moment, something that was strong and sweet enough to stand on its own. Something I could remember without any pain.
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This statement by Bayer CEO sums up everything that is wrong with the multinational pharmaceutical industry. Pharmaceutical companies are singularly focused on profit and so aggressively push for patents and high drug prices. Diseases that don’t promise a profit are neglected, and patients who can’t afford to pay are cut out of the picture. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Read our response:http://ow.ly/sS4Uc
Doctors Without Borders says it is under “the clear presumption that a war crime has been committed” after a U.S.-led NATO coalition bombed its hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan.
The aid organization, referred to internationally in French as Medecins Sans Frontières (MSF), asserted that it “condemn[s] this attack, which constitutes a grave violation of International Humanitarian Law.”
The U.S. military’s version of the story behind the bombing is full of holes, and constantly changing. After launching airstrikes on Kunduz, which has recently seen an insurgency by the Taliban, on Saturday morning, NATO said its bombing “may have resulted in collateral damage to a nearby medical facility.”
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Filipinos are losing patience with the slow relief effort, increasingly angry with their president, Benigno S. Aquino III, a popular figure who has until now navigated multiple crises during his three years in office…Although planes have begun arriving with badly needed supplies, much of the aid remains undistributed because of impassable roads, a dearth of working vehicles and inadequate access to fuel. “The situation is catastrophic; it’s total chaos,” Dr. Natasha Reyes, the Philippines emergency coordinator for Doctors Without Borders, said in a statement.
Got ‘Em Coach: This play changed my life as a kid. As an adult, however, I can’t help but think about how Kevin Mitchell, despite making the catch, really dropped the proverbial ball. How so?
If you make a full speed, running, barehanded catch, you must eat the baseball. This is a great baseball play, right? Well, imagine how incredible it’d be if Mitchell made this play, and then ate the baseball.
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