A staff member at the Erez Crossing between Israel and Gaza waits during the transfer of a 6-day-old baby from Gaza to a hospital in the city of Nablus in the occupied West Bank for medical treatment. Israeli authorities approved permits for medical appointments for only 54 percent of Palestinians seeking vital medical treatment outside of Gaza in 2017. © 2015 Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP)

Israel blocks medical delegation from entering Gaza

PNN/ Ramallah/

The Palestinian Ministry of Health said that the Israeli occupation authorities prevented a government medical delegation from entering the Gaza Strip.

In a statement on Sunday that the occupation authorities refused to issue the necessary permits for members of the medical delegation formed by the Minister of Health d. Jawad Awad to assist medical personnel in the Gaza Strip.

The Ministry of Health considered this as  Israeli attempt to deny treatment for the wounded and sick in the Gaza Strip.

The Ministry of Health called on international organizations to pressure Israel to allow government medical teams to enter the Gaza Strip to help medical staff working there.