The young Palestinian man, Yamen Muhammad Hasiti, was injured by a bullet fired by Israeli occupation soldiers, which lodged in his stomach. He succumbed to his wounds alone in one of the streets of the village of Arraba, southwest of the city. Embryo During the invasion of the occupation forces of the occupied West BankThe occupation soldiers prevented the ambulance from reaching him.
Saeed Al-Arda, a resident of the area, said in the morgue that the occupation soldiers “pointed their M16 rifles at us, and “surrounded the body for half an hour. Yamen was screaming (…) I was helpless.”
Anwar Ataya told Agence France-Presse that he was driving an ambulance, and all his attempts to approach Muhammad were hindered by gunfire.
The occupation army denied firing at the ambulances, claiming that its soldiers fired at a person who attacked them.
Tensions have escalated in the occupied West Bank since The Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip Last October 7, between the Palestinians on the one hand and the occupation army and settlers on the other hand.
From that time until January 19, the Palestinian Red Crescent alone reported 154 incidents against its ambulance teams in which the occupation forces were involved in the West Bank andJerusalem Eastern.
Ataya says, “These days are more difficult. There is a noticeable increase in risk. This means that in every confrontation with soldiers, shooting occurs.”
Movement restrictions have increased and access to health care has declined in the occupied West Bank, which is witnessing a state of solidarity with the Gaza Strip, which already suffers from economic problems and restrictions related to the Israeli occupation and separation of regions.
System under pressure
In mid-December, Ahmed Samar (13 years old), who suffers from weak immunity, woke up with stomach pain, while the occupation forces were storming the Jenin camp.
His father, Muhammad Asaad Samar, narrates that when his son said, “I could no longer move, I could not breathe, I did not know what to do, there was no hospital” other than Jenin Hospital near their town of Yamoun. “So where do we go?” He continued, “I told him to wait until the soldiers left.”
But the raid continued for hours, and his son's condition deteriorated to the point that he had to go to the hospital, and the trip took 25 minutes, compared to the usual 7 minutes.
A large number of ambulances were parked in front of the hospital, all of which were being inspected by the army, and he ended up walking.
Pictures circulated by the media show him walking towards an armored vehicle of occupation soldiers parked at the entrance to the hospital, carrying his son, who could barely move.
The doctors were unable to save the child, and Samar said, “Check on your son, because you could not take him to the hospital… What we are facing here is no less than what is happening in Gaza. They are killing people in cold blood.”
in Gaza stripAbout 26,637 Palestinians were martyred, the majority of them women and children, while in the West Bank, more than 370 people were killed by bullets from occupation soldiers and settlers, and hundreds were injured.
Director of Jenin Governmental Hospital, Wissam Bakr, says that Israeli operations also affect patients with chronic diseases. Some “were unable to come due to military vehicles or clashes,” and others could not afford transportation.
Organization increased Doctors without borders The operational capacity of its mobile clinics in Hebron Governorate (south) with the aim of “filling the gaps in the Ministry of Health’s coverage” due to restrictions imposed on the access of medical teams.
“Decentralized” first aid centers are also being established, explains Samuel Johan, an employee of Doctors Without Borders, who says the situation is “unacceptable” and “nothing justifies it.”