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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.

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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.


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