(Lebanon - 1/2/2017): PRCS’ Safad hospital in Al Badawi Camp in northern Lebanon received state-of-the-art medical equipment offered by the ICRC. This support follows a study of the hospital’s condition and needs carried out by ICRC. It aims at enhancing medical services offered by the hospital to camp residents and all those in need.
Since the 3rd of October 2015 till December 2016, Israeli occupation forces have killed 255 Palestinians in the oPt, including 62 children and 17 women according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.
Since the start of 2016, Israeli occupation forces have killed 112 Palestinians in the oPt.
Israeli occupation authorities still hold the bodies of 7 Palestinians killed; two are from Jerusalem.
(Al-Bireh - 4/1/2017): PRCS’ teams provided relief assistance to Bedouin families after Israeli occupation forces demolished their makeshift homes, caravans in the Al Khan Al Ahmar area to the East of Jerusalem.
PRCS and ICRC teams headed to the scene once the Israeli forces had departed and documented the demolition of makeshift structures and caravans which house 12 families comprising 87 individuals, including 44 females and 43Males.
PRCS’ teams distributed relief items, personal hygiene kits, tents, kitchen utensils and tarpaulin sheets to affected families.
(Al-Bireh - 27/12/2016): PRCS’ President Dr. Younis Al Khatib met today in Damascus with staff from the Society’s branch in Syria who spoke to him about efforts and humanitarian services rendered by PRCS to Palestinian refugees in particular in Al Yarmouk refugee camp and surrounding areas. Future plans to enhance the Society’s services including at PRCS’ Yaffa Surgical Hospital in Al Mazza, Damascus, and Bissan Hospital in Homs were also discussed.
Dr. Al Khatib is on a three-day visit to Syria during which he is to visit the Society’s various centers and facilities.
(Nablus - 21/11/216): PRCS inaugurated today an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Center in Qariot, a Palestinian village located to the South of Nablus in the occupied West Bank. Created under the umbrella of the PRCS’ Risk Reduction Program, the center will cater to the needs of around 10 000 Palestinians in Qariot as well as in nearby villages and communities. The inauguration ceremony was attended by Mr. Ma’moun Al Abassi, PRCS’ Deputy Director General in northern Governorates, Mr.