2016-09-04

PHR: 18 Attacks on Palestinian Medical Teams in 4 Months

During the months of September to December 2015, activists from Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) documented 18 incidents involving attacks on Palestinian medical teams by Israeli security forces, including opening fire on ambulances and the physical assaulting of paramedics and rescue personnel. According to PHR-Israel: “The 18 documented events are only a small portion of…

Polluted beach in Gaza City, June 2016

Gaza: Shortage of Sanitation Infrastructure Raises Severe Health and Environmental Concerns

In recent years, the longstanding shortage of adequate sanitation infrastructure in the Gaza Strip has resulted in the discharge of around 90 million liters of untreated or partially treated sewage into the sea every day, posing serious health and environmental hazards. Development of water and sanitation infrastructure has been severely impacted by the import restrictions…