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Occupied Palestinian Territories: MSF denounces Israeli plan to forcibly displace Palestinian residents from Masafer Yatta

Occupied Palestinian Territories, 19 January 2023 – Some 1,000 Palestinians are to be evicted from their homes in the Masafer Yatta area of the West Bank, according to a plan approved by the newly sworn-in Israeli government. The move has...

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Gaza: Some wounds never heal

From 10 to 21 May 2021, Israeli airstrikes and shelling on the Gaza Strip killed 256 people, including 66 children. Around 2,000 Palestinians were injured during the bombing, including over 600 children, some of whom sustained injuries resulting in long-term disabilities such as loss of...

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Palestine: MSF helps hospitals and volunteers prepare for casualties

Each year thousands of Palestinians suffer from conflict-related violence. In 2021 alone, Israeli forces and settlers injured more than 18,300 people across Palestine. To improve the capacity of Palestinians to respond to people’s medical needs, teams from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières...

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Palestine: Treating child injuries in blockaded Gaza

In the Al-Awda hospital paediatric unit in northern Gaza, Palestine, Mohammed Aboud, a father of five, comforts his four-year-old daughter Hala as she slowly wakes up after her surgery. The scene is all too familiar to Mohammed now. Over the past...

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“We are all afraid”: Settler attacks against Palestinians in Hebron on the rise

Nearly three months after an escalation in violence in the Gaza Strip left 256 Palestinians and 13 Israelis dead, the situation across Palestine remains volatile. The Gaza conflict took place against a backdrop of rising insecurity in the West Bank, with attacks by Israeli...

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Surviving Gaza: the hopes and perils of living under blockade

Over one month since a ceasefire came into force between the Israeli government and Hamas, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip feel unsafe and fear another round of hostilities. Twelve-year-old Mohanned was in the car with his aunt on 11 May...

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Palestine: Trauma continues long after the bombing stops in Gaza

Between 10 and 21 May, Israeli airstrikes and shelling killed more than 250 people and left close to 2,000 injured in the coastal enclave of the Gaza Strip, Palestine. In the space of just 11 days, many Gazans saw their homes and their...

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Palestine: “Night and day, what we are living through is terrifying”

The fighting between the Israeli military and Palestinian armed groups, principally Hamas, broke out once again after weeks of tensions in occupied East Jerusalem, which has been illegally annexed by Israel.  Aymen Al-Djaroucha is a Palestinian who has lived in Gaza...

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Palestine: MSF urges Israel to stop attacks on Gaza as trauma clinic is damaged in shelling

On Sunday 16 May, Israeli airstrikes in the area of the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) clinic in Gaza city, Palestine, killed at least 42 people, including 10 children, according to the Gaza Ministry of Health. The bombing in...

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Palestine: Vaccines urgently needed as Palestine struggles under surge of COVID-19

Since February, another heavy wave of COVID-19 has swept through the West Bank, Palestine. Over 20,000 patients are currently being treated for the new coronavirus, adding further pressure to an already fragile healthcare system, and leaving medical staff struggling to provide adequate care. Both...

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Palestine: “For one year no one came here” to provide medical care in the West Bank

Approximately 300,000 Palestinians that live in small dispersed communities in the West Bank, Palestine, face barriers to accessing healthcare. This is because more than half of the West Bank is under an ‘Area C’ designation, meaning it is under direct Israeli...

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Tackling COVID-19 in Hebron, the epicentre of the outbreak in Palestine

Palestine is experiencing a spike in COVID-19 cases, both in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Of the more than 43,000 cases confirmed in the West Bank since the start of the pandemic, more than a third have been in Hebron governorate...

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