New MAP film: Gaza health workers risking life and limb

Since the “Great March of Return” demonstrations began on 30 March, three Palestinian health workers have been killed and hundreds injured by Israeli forces using live ammunition, rubber bullets and teargas.

In Medical Aid for Palestinians’ (MAP)’s latest film, health workers describe being injured by direct hits from tear gas canisters whilst carrying out their crucial, life-saving work at the demonstrations.

Attacks on healthcare have impacts far beyond the initial pain and damage. They reduce the capacity of the Palestinian health system to adequately care for the population, particularly during emergencies, and therefore undermine Palestinians’ right to health in the long-term. Failing to ensure accountability for these violations increases the likelihood of recurrence and further erodes the international norms which ensure the protection of health professionals and infrastructure in conflicts around the world.

You can help MAP call on governments to take action to protect and support Palestinian health workers in Gaza. If you are in the UK, you can sign our petition to the Government using the link below:

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If you are outside the UK, you can support our campaign by tweeting your country's representatives at the UN:

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