Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Three mobile clinics destroyed in Gaza

GAZA, 6 January 2009--Three mobile health clinics have been destroyed in an Israeli air strike. The three clinics were built inside small trucks and equipped to function as mobile health facilities in Gaza. All three mobile clinics were bombed and rendered useless on Monday night.
The clinics were run by the Union of Healthcare Committees, an organisation started by Palestinian doctors and nurses, and supported by DanChurchAid, a member of ACT International. Since the conflict between Hamas and Israel started, the vehicles had been upgraded to provide intensive care to the wounded in Gaza.
The vehicles were parked by the Union of Healthcare headquarters and all were clearly marked with red crosses and the words "Mobile Clinic".

This report comes from ACT International which is a global alliance of churches and related agencies working to save lives and support communities in emergencies worldwide.

You can read the full report here. Words continue to fail me.