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IOF detain medical volunteers delivering medicine, aid during curfew

by IWPS, February 28th

Yesterday at midnight, Israeli jeeps and soldiers re-invaded Nablus’ old city and re-imposed curfew on its residents. Throughout today, the Union of Palestinian Medical Relief Committees (UPMRC) emergency medical volunteers and IWPS accompaniers delivered medicine, food and supplies to families unable to leave homes due to curfew.

At 1:00pm, three medics and two IWPS volunteers were stopped by four soldiers in a jeep and were asked to give their identification cards. Soldiers held their IDs for about one hour before releasing the medics.

At about 2:30pm, five soldiers interrupted a medical delivery by seven medics (including a doctor and nurse) and internationals by detaining the group for over ten minutes.

In another instance that afternoon, a group of 7 medics, including one doctor and volunteers attempted to reach a heart-condition patient in his home and were stopped by four soldiers. More soldiers arrived, detaining a total of 17 medics plus volunteers for over half an hour. The doctor was released after 40 minutes.

As of 5:30pm, UPMRC workers reported they had assisted approximately 60 people and there were 30 ambulance cases. Numerous houses are still occupied by soldiers, with the residents trapped inside.


Here is some video footage of the first three days of the invasion. It’s a co-production by the Research Journalism Initiative (RJI) and the anarchist film collective “a-films”.

Day 1 – good quality
Day 1 – low quality

Day 2 – good quality
Day 2 – low quality

Day 3 – good quality
Day 3 – low quality