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Tue May 15, 2018, 07:20 PM

Gaza hospitals struggle to cope with high casualty toll

Source: Associated Press


Fares Akram, Associated Press Updated 5:16 pm, Tuesday, May 15, 2018

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Patients with gunshot wounds filled wards and hallways in Gaza's under-equipped and overwhelmed main hospital Tuesday, with dozens still waiting in line for surgery a day after Israeli soldiers shot and killed 59 Palestinians and wounded hundreds in mass protests on the Gaza border.

The high casualty toll triggered a diplomatic backlash against Israel and new charges of excessive use of force against unarmed protesters. The U.N. Security Council began its session Tuesday with a moment of silence for the dead, and the U.N.'s special Mideast envoy said there was "no justification for the killing."

Turkey expelled Israel's ambassador, and several European countries called for an international investigation.

Israel said it has the right to protect its border and nearby communities, accusing Gaza's ruling militant group Hamas of carrying out several attacks under the guise of the protests. The U.S. ambassador to the U.N., Nikki Haley, came to Israel's defense, saying no member "would act with more restraint than Israel has."

Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/world/article/Palestinians-to-bury-their-dead-Tuesday-after-58-12914764.php

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 07:29 PM

1. As someone who has experienced combat surgery/medicine up close and personal

This breaks my heart....I really wish there was a way for me to help and share my skills.

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #1)

Tue May 15, 2018, 07:37 PM

5. You can work with Doctors Without Borders

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) recruits medical, administrative, and logistical support personnel to provide medical care to people in crisis in more than 60 countries worldwide. Every year, around 3,000 MSF field staff provide lifesaving medical assistance to people who would otherwise be denied access to even the most basic health care.

https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/work-field

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Response to oberliner (Reply #5)

Tue May 15, 2018, 08:03 PM

10. I know...

I've already gotten calls from friends who are in DWO borders and a couple other humanitarian groups. My schedule is too tight right now to be able to drop everything and go.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 07:29 PM

2. And yet, not a word from Ivanka nor Melania about those poor children.

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Response to Marie Marie (Reply #2)

Tue May 15, 2018, 08:54 PM

12. See post #11. Dont bring "poor children" to a violent protest.

Although Hamas (who still pledges to destroy Israel) is probably either forcing them or more likely PAYING them to risk their lives for NOTHING.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 07:33 PM

3. I'm surprised Israel

hasn't bombed the hospital. Fucking murdering bastards.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #3)

Tue May 15, 2018, 07:35 PM

4. For what reason?

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Response to oberliner (Reply #4)

Tue May 15, 2018, 07:38 PM

6. What was their reason

for killing unarmed children?

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #6)

Tue May 15, 2018, 07:43 PM

8. Tens of thousands of people were attempting to breach the border

Some of them were armed with knives and wire-cutters, some were allegedly attempting to plant explosives - the Israelis claimed they were defending their border. Four teenagers under the age of 18 were among those killed, which is awful.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #8)

Tue May 15, 2018, 08:11 PM

11. Now, now, it was a obvious peaceful protest...



Not surprising the Israels had trouble hitting the right targets with the tire fire smoke.

Maybe keep children away from a terrorist organizations planned riot and attempted border breech would be a good idea...assuming you care about the health of your children.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #3)

Tue May 15, 2018, 08:55 PM

13. No, Hamas would (and have) actually bomb a hospital. Or a school. Or a restaurant. Or etc...

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 07:39 PM

7. They bombed

Schools and hospitals in 2014 with the alleged reason of terrorists inside the buildings.

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Response to MFM008 (Reply #7)

Tue May 15, 2018, 07:46 PM

9. Hamas was actually shown to be launching rockets from those locations

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Response to oberliner (Reply #9)

Tue May 15, 2018, 08:56 PM

14. A fact conveniently omitted for obvious reasons. nt

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Response to oberliner (Reply #9)

Wed May 16, 2018, 12:38 PM

15. Perfectly good reason

For killing over 1000 children alone in Bibi's last rampage.

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