RAMALLAH, Aug. 30 (Xinhua) — Dozens of Palestinian patients were injured as a result of the Israeli army firing tear gas inside a governmental hospital in Hebron city, Palestinian sources said Sunday.
Tariq Barbarawy, director of Hebron governmental hospital, told Xinhua that the Israeli army fired tear gas towards one of the internal medicine department’s rooms, which has many patients infected with the novel coronavirus.
Barbarawy added that the tear gas was widespread inside the hospital departments, which suffocated the medical staff and dozens of patients.
There were no clashes between the Israeli army and the Palestinians. However, the military insists on targeting the medical staff, according to Barbarawy.
Meanwhile, Rami al-Qawasmi, director of Palestinian Health Ministry in Hebron, condemned the Israeli attack, calling on the international community to pressure Israel to stop its violations against the Palestinians. Enditem
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