Wednesday, August 11, 2004

PR (NABLUS, PALESTINE): Israelis injure Red Crescent medic 8-11-04

PRCS Medic injured in Nablus

Press Release, 11 August 2004

(Nablus) -- On 10 August 2004, at 9:00 am, a PRCS medic was injured while on route to transport injuries to hospital during an Israeli Army incursion into the Old city of Nablus.

A steal-coated rubber bullet fired by Israeli soldiers penetrated the ambulance causing injury to the medic’s head. The medic was immediately transported to Rafeedia Hospital for treatment.
These practices constitute a breach of the Fourth Geneva Convention and the First Additional Protocol of the Geneva conventions, which are legally applied to the occupied Palestinian territories. In particular, they violate articles 63 of the Fourth Geneva Convention which stresses that ” Subject to temporary and exceptional measures imposed for urgent reasons of security by the Occupied Power, recognized National red cross and red crescent societies shall be able to pursue their activities in accordance with Red Cross principles, as defined by the international Red Cross Conferences…” In addition to article 21 of the First Additional Protocol of the Geneva conventions, which stresses that,” Medical vehicles shall be respected and protected in the same way as mobile medical units under the Conventions and this Protocol.”
For full text see:

For more information please contact Press Office at:
Phone: +972 2 240 6515/6/7