Press by MoH
[24/11, 12:42] : The most prominent items in the press release issued by the Ministry of Health regarding the arrest of a number of medical personnel by the Israeli occupation:
We have been informed by the United Nations that there is coordination through the World Health Organization to evacuate those present in the Al-Shifa Medical Complex, which is subject to siege, storming, and destruction by the Israeli occupation forces, and depriving those in it of food, water, medicine, electricity, and security.
Therefore, a convoy from the United Nations, represented by the World Health Organization, moved yesterday to evacuate some of the patients and medical staff who were subjected within the hospital walls to the most horrific Nazi practices and starvation.
We were surprised that this convoy was stopped at the occupation checkpoint separating the northern and southern Gaza Strip for about seven hours, during which it was dealt with with extreme violence by the Israeli occupation forces towards the patients, companions, and accompanying medical staff.
The matter ended with the arrest of a number of them, led by the Director General of the Shifa Complex. Medical Dr. Muhammad Abu Salamiya.
In view of the above, we affirm the following:
The presence of the UN and their crews, and going out under their banner, deceived our medical teams and made them trust their coordination to evacuate the wounded and medical teams.
The Israeli occupation bears full responsibility for the lives and safety of detained colleagues.
The United Nations bears full responsibility for this event and we await appropriate and urgent measures on their part to address this.
The World Health Organization has not yet submitted any report to the Ministry to clarify what happened, including the numbers and names of detainees.
The inability to communicate with Al-Shifa Medical Complex made us unable to know who was arrested in light of the failure to receive any report from the World Health Organization regarding their numbers and names. This creates the opportunity to liquidate these teams, especially with this criminal enemy.
The Ministry of Health has decided to completely stop coordination with the World Health Organization on the issue of evacuating the rest of the wounded and medical teams until a report is submitted explaining what happened, and the detainees are released.
[24/11, 12:42] forse: Spokesman for the Ministry of Health: The United Nations informed us that there was coordination through the World Health Organization with Israel to evacuate part of the patients and medical staff from Al-Shifa Hospital, and a convoy from the United Nations moved for this purpose.
Spokesman for the Ministry of Health: The occupation army stopped the convoy at a checkpoint separating the northern and southern Gaza Strip for seven hours, and the soldiers dealt with extreme violence with the medical staff, the wounded, the sick, and those accompanying them, and the matter ended with the arrest of the director of Al-Shifa Hospital, Muhammad Abu Salamiya.
Spokesman for the Ministry of Health: The occupation bears full responsibility for the lives and safety of detained colleagues. The United Nations bears full responsibility for what happened, and we await measures on their part to address this.
Spokesman for the Ministry of Health: We decided to stop coordination with the World Health Organization until we receive a report on what happened and release all detainees.