Israeli Troops Storm U.N. Clinic in Gaza Strip

From Reuters

Israeli troops stormed a U.N. medical clinic in the occupied Gaza Strip today, and medical staff members said 15 Arabs were wounded.

A doctor at Jabaliya camp said soldiers stormed the U.N. clinic after occupants hurled stones at them from inside the building.

“The soldiers broke everything . . . windows, even the laboratory equipment,” said the doctor, who asked not to be named.

A reporter at the scene said troops forced their way into the clinic after officials of the U.N. Relief and Works Agency failed to persuade demonstrators to leave the building.


The reporter said that three women were taken away on stretchers and that an army commander commended his men, telling them: “Good job. I congratulate you all.”

Staff in the clinic in the Jabaliya Palestinian refugee camp said 15 Arabs were hurt, among them an 8-year-old girl, a local journalist and two U.N. ambulance drivers.