Treading the Borders Between Life and Death

Jasiewicz, Ewa

Publisher:  Left Turn
Date Written:  22/09/2009
Year Published:  2009  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX10495

During Israel's Operation Cast Lead in December 2008 - January 2009, Israeli forces killed 16 emergency medical staff and injured 57. According to the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR), perhaps hundreds of those killed could have survived if emergency services had been able to access them promptly - the access denied to them can be defined as a deliberate violation of the Geneva Conventions and therefore a war crime.

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