The occupation kidnaps a Red Crescent ambulance and arrest an injured person
September 14, 2015

The Israeli occupation soldiers kidnapped a Palestinian Red Crescent ambulance on Monday that was transporting and injured Jerusalemite and forced it to head towards Hadassah hospital and arrested the injured person. The soldiers stopped the ambulance and pointed their guns towards the ambulance’s staff and then got inside the vehicle next to the injured person and forced the driver to head towards Hadassah hospital. The Palestinian Red Crescent Association denounced this Israeli assault which is a clear infringement on the work of the ambulance crews and impeding the humanitarian mission in addition to riding inside the vehicle and forcing them to drive to a specific location. The Israeli aggression is a flagrant violation of the provisions of international humanitarian law in terms of respecting medical staff and providing special protection to them so that they perform their duties safely and without humanitarian threat to their lives and the delivery of ambulatory services and relief to the civilian victims living under occupation. The association added: Moreover, this targeting is a clear violation of the legal provisions under which the emblem of the Red Crescent should be respected and individuals should be protected as well as vehicles and buildings. Wadi Hilweh Information Center was informed that the detainee is Murad Sarandah who received treatment at Hadassah hospital. The center was also informed that the occupation forces transferred the detainee to Salah Eddin Street police station for interrogation. The village of Esawyeh witnessed violent clashes on Monday in support of Al-Aqsa Mosque due to the recurrent settlers’ break-ins.       .