Walk for Gaza, Ireland-Palestine Solidarity

7 Aug

From http://www.32csminternational.blogspot.com

Members of Wolfetone & McCracken Cumann recently took part in a trade union organised walk of the Belfast hills for the AL awda hospital in Gaza. This is the 5th consecutive year the walk has taken place as part of Belfast Feile , starting at divis car park and trailing over the Belfast hills. Belfast 32csm were honoured to attend and play our small part in supporting the organisers in raising awareness of the continued oppression of the Palestinian people!
At least three Gaza hospitals have been targeted in Israeli attacks, resulting in the Jordan Field Hospital in Gaza City being damaged beyond repair and rendered completely unusable, the Emergency Department of the European Gazan Hospital in Khan Younis being severely damaged, and the Beit Hanoun Hospital suffering damage to stairways and wards from two shells fired from tanks.

In addition, the Hijazi Clinic in Northern Gaza sustained damage.
Health workers have also been victims of the Israeli attacks – Hussam Abdijawad, an administration worker in Al Rimal Clinic was killed by a rocket while walking home from work. Dr Fadel Juda, the Medical Director of Al Awda Hospital who was walking with him, was injured.
A pharmacist and another four medical staff were also injured while performing their duties, including ambulance worker Wael Awda, Ziyad Almasri, Ramadan Al Housu, and Osama Al Hessi.
The targeting of hospitals, clinics, and medical workers are blatant war crimes, and must not go unpunished.

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