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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.

28 Dec 2016 description

(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.

02 Dec 2016 description

(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.

08 Nov 2016 description

Highlights:

  • Since the 3rd of October 2015 till July 2016, Israeli occupation forces have killed 246 Palestinians in the oPt, including 59 children and 17 women according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.

  • Since the start of 2016, Israeli occupation forces have killed 101 Palestinians in the oPt.

  • Israeli occupation authorities still hold the bodies of 20 Palestinians killed from the West Bank.

21 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • Since the 3rd of October 2015 till July 2016, Israeli occupation forces have killed 238 Palestinians in the oPt, including 57 children and 16 women according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.
  • Since the start of 2016, Israeli occupation forces have killed 85 Palestinians in the oPt.
  • Israeli occupation authorities still hold the bodies of 17 Palestinians killed from the West Bank.
  • Attacks on the PRCS teams and ambulances continue by the Israeli occupation Forces and Israeli settlers.
20 Jul 2016 description

Jerusalem, 15/7/2016 : The Society’s branch in occupied Jerusalem provided around-the-clock medical and emergency services to hundreds of Muslim worshippers at Al Aqsa Mosque during the holy month of Ramadan. These exceptional efforts took place despite the regular harassment suffered at the hands of Israeli occupation soldiers.

Two field clinics were set up by the branch, one at Al Aqsa boys’ school near Lions’ Gate and the other on the Dome of the Rock esplanade. Twelve ambulances and eighty volunteers assisted PRCS’ medical teams and nurses.

20 Jul 2016 description

Al-Bireh - 12/7/2016: PRCS’ teams provided relief aid to Palestinian families whose makeshift homes were demolished by Israeli occupation forces in Anata, a town to the West of occupied Jerusalem. Several makeshift homes housing seven families (40 persons) were demolished.

Upon arriving at the scene, PRCS’ Disaster Response Teams assessed damage and urgent needs to be covered through rapid interventions. They distributed nine tents as well as covers, jerrycans, hygiene kits and tarpaulin sheets to affected families.

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10 Jul 2016 description

(Hebron - 10/7/2016): A high-level delegation comprising the UN Coordinator for Humanitarian Aid and Development Activities for the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) Mr. Robert Piper, Head of Communication and Protection Unit at OCHA Ezekiel Lein, Special Assistant to the Deputy Specail Coordinator at OCHA Adib Berenice, and WFP Senior Program Assistant Majdi Daana visited PRCS’ branch in Hebron.

30 Jun 2016 description

Highlights:

  • Since the 3rd of October 2015 till June 2016, Israeli occupation forces have killed 218 Palestinians in the oPt, including 51 children and 15 women according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.

  • Since the start of 2016, Israeli occupation forces have killed 75 Palestinians in the oPt, including 24 persons under the age of 18, and 14 women.

  • Israeli occupation authorities still hold the bodies of 13 Palestinians killed; 6 from Jerusalem and 7 from the West Bank.

09 Jun 2016 description

(Al-Bireh - 7/6/2015): As part of the “I Want To Hear” campaign launched by PRCS and the Bank of Palestine (BoP) in June 2015, PRCS distributed hearing aids to persons with hearing disabilities in Salfit Governorate and ensured the aids were properly inserted. The Governor of Salfit, the Head of PRCS/Salfit, the Director of BoP/Salfit, the Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce, the Head of the Society’s Rehabilitation Department and several PRCS’ staff and volunteers attended the distribution of the aids.

02 Jun 2016 description

Gaza - 31/5/2016: PRCS concluded activities held under the Peer Support Project for Persons with Disabilities implemented in cooperation with EducAid, an Italian NGO, with support from the Italian Cooperation Office.

The seven-month project aimed at providing psychosocial support to persons with disabilities, especially thosewhose disabilities result from the 2014 Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip. It offered training to disabled persons so they would become mentors for their peers in the local community, given their shared experiences and emotions.

13 May 2016 description

Highlights:

  • Since the 3rd of October 2015, Israeli occupation forces have killed 206 Palestinians in the oPt, including 46 children and 11 women according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.
  • Since the start of 2016, Israeli occupation forces have killed 64 Palestinians in the oPt, including 19 persons under the age of 18.
  • Israeli occupation authorities still hold the bodies of 17 Palestinians killed and the majority are from Jerusalem.
  • Attacks on the PRCS teams and ambulances continue by the Israeli Occupation Forces and Israeli settlers.
09 May 2016 description

Gaza - 4/5/2016: PRCS inaugurated a community centre at Al Karara beach to the South of the Gaza Strip. The centre, which is to operate under the Society’s Psychosocial Health Department, aims at allaying the psychological pain witnessed by Gazans as a result of Israel’s blockade and recurrent attacks on the Gaza Strip. It was built with support from the Danish Red Cross, the Italian Red Cross, the Qatar Red Crescent and the Danish Roskilde Foundation. The centre’s inauguration ceremony was attended by PRCS’ President Dr. Younis Al Khatib, PRCS’ Director General Dr. Khaled Joudeh, Ms.

20 Apr 2016 description

(Al-Bireh- 17/4/2016): PRCS inaugurated today the “Freedom’s Children” playground in the town of Hableh (Qalqilia Governorate) which is surrounded by the Annexation Wall. The playground was built with support from the Danish Red Cross.

The inauguration ceremony was attended by Qalqilia Governor Rafe’e Rawajbeh, PRCS’ President Dr. Younis Al Khatib, the Head of PRCS/Qalqilia and officials from governmental and non-governmental bodies.

04 Apr 2016 description

Highlights:

  • Since the 3rd of October 2015, Israeli occupation forces have killed 204 Palestinians in the oPt, including 45 children and 10 women according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.

  • Since the start of 2016, Israeli occupation forces have killed 62 Palestinians in the oPt, including 18 persons under the age of 18.

  • Israeli occupation authorities still hold the bodies of 12 Palestinians killed and the majority are from Jerusalem.