With hospitals at risk of shutting down, Al Mezan Center for Human Rights expresses deep concern at the extent of the ongoing fuel crisis in Gaza. Healthcare institutions, from hospitals and primary care centers to blood banks and medical labs, are seriously threatened by the fuel crisis.
During the 42nd week of the demonstrations in Gaza, Israeli forces used lethal and other forms of excessive force Palestinian protesters. The documentation by Al Mezan Center for Human Rights shows that on Friday, 11 January 2019, Israeli forces killed one woman and injured 145 other protesters, including 24 children, three women, two journalist, and one paramedic. 68 protesters were injured by tear gas canisters.
Al Mezan’s documentation shows that on Friday, 11 January 2019:
During the 40th week of the Great Return March demonstrations in Gaza, the Israeli forces continued to use lethal and other forms of excessive force on Palestinian protesters. The documentation by Al Mezan Center for Human Rights shows that on Friday, 28 December 2018, Israeli forces killed one protester, who was mentally ill, and injured 46 other protesters, including four children, two women, one journalist, and two paramedics.
2018 saw an increase of over 8% in the number of refusals on this ground compared to 2017.
Victims of this policy include a 15-year-old with venous thrombosis and a father of 11 with retinal detachment.