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30 Sep 2018 description

By: Ra’ed Al Nims

The peaceful March of Return protests started at the end of March 2018 along Gaza’s borders with Israel, triggering a heavy Israeli military response against unarmed civilians and causing much suffering. This extremely tense situation has forced PRCS to maintain high readiness levels in order to intervene at all times and to assist the wounded.

11 Jul 2018 description

(Jerusalem - 7/8/2018): The Qatar Red Crescent Society recently donated two state-of-the-art and fully equipped ambulances to PRCS’ branch in Jerusalem thus raising the number of ambulances operated by the branch to 16. This donation will help enhance emergency services offered to Palestinians in occupied Jerusalem and neighboring areas as well as to all Palestinians receiving treatment in Jerusalem hospitals.

The Society’s Emergency Medical Centre in occupied Jerusalem deals on average with 650 emergencies every month.

22 Jun 2018 description

By: Ra’ed al Nims

Ahmad Yihya Awad (28) carries out voluntary work for Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip. Since the beginning of peaceful protests known as the March of Return a few months ago, Ahmad has been evacuating and assisting Palestinian casualties along Gaza’s eastern borders alongside other PRCS’ volunteers and emergency medical technicians (EMTs). What Ahmad sees in the line of duty causes him great distress, as well as mixed feeling of sadness, fear, satisfaction and happiness.

27 May 2018 description

(Al-Bireh - 22/5/2018): PRCS’ Psychosocial Support Team offered Psychological First Aid (PFA) to more than 6000 persons in the Gaza Strip during the period from March 30, when protests known as the March of Return began, to the 15th of May.

As clashes between Palestinian protestors and Israeli occupation forces intensified on the Strip’s borders, the Team offered PFA to 2617 wounded Palestinians and medical service providers, including EMTs, doctors, nurses and volunteers, as well as to 3674 of their relatives and accompanying persons.

14 May 2018 description

(Al Bireh - 13/5/2018): PRCS’ Emergency Medical Teams (EMTs) attended to about 603 Palestinians wounded in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip as occupation forces cracked down on protesters taking part in the March of Return on Friday 11 May,2108.

PRCS’ teams provided first aid services to 512 casualties in the Gaza Strip alone, including 123 Palestinians shot with live ammunition, 232 tear gas suffocation cases, , 103 tear gas canister wounds and 54 other casualties caused by shells, burns, falls and shrapnel.

04 May 2018 description

(Al Bireh - 28/4/2018): PRCS’ Emergency Medical Teams (EMTs) attended to about 721 Palestinians wounded in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip as occupation forces cracked down on protesters taking part in the March of Return on Friday and Saturday April 27, 2018.

PRCS’ teams provided first aid services to 624 casualties in the Gaza Strip alone, including 106 Palestinians shot with live ammunition, 369 tear gas suffocation cases, 1 rubber bullet wound, 71 tear gas canister wounds and 77 other casualties caused by shells, burns, falls and shrapnel.

27 Apr 2018 description

The Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS)

The Palestine Red Crescent Society, officially founded in 1968, is a national humanitarian organization. Since its establishment, it caters to the health and welfare of the Palestinian people and others in need in the OPT and the Diaspora. PRCS has 4,200 employees in oPt (West Bank and Gaza Strip), Lebanon, Syria, Egypt and Iraq in addition to its volunteer network of more than 20,000 people.

22 Apr 2018 description

(Al Bireh - 22/4/2018): PRCS’ Emergency Medical Teams (EMTs) attended to about 485 Palestinians wounded in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip as occupation forces cracked down on protesters taking part in the March of Return on Friday and Saturday April 20 - 21, 2018.

PRCS’ teams provided first aid services to 401 casualties in the Gaza Strip alone, including 114 Palestinians shot with live ammunition, 208 tear gas suffocation cases, 34 tear gas canister wounds and 45 other casualties caused by shells, burns, falls and shrapnel.

15 Mar 2017 description

Highlights:

  • Since the 3rd of October 2015 till February 2017, Israeli occupation forces have killed 261 Palestinians in the oPt, including 63 children and 17 women according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.

  • From January - February 2017, Israeli occupation forces have killed 6 Palestinians in the oPt.

  • Israeli occupation authorities still hold the bodies of 8 Palestinians killed; two are from Jerusalem.

07 Feb 2017 description

(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.

12 Jan 2017 description

Highlights:

  • 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.

12 Jan 2017 description

(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.