After being required to partially pay for their health care, Palestinians in Lebanon close down 4 UNRWA offices in their 2nd day of protest, demanding 100% free, UN funded treatment.
By Ari Yashar
“Palestinian refugees” living in Lebanon on Friday closed UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) offices across the country in protest for the second day in a row, in protest for being made to partially pay for their health care.
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The protest on Thursday shut down UNRWA offices in Tripoli in the north as well as Ain El Hilweh and Mieh Mieh “refugee camps” in the south, and on Friday the UNRWA office in south Lebanon was again shut in protest, reports the Lebanese state-run National News Agency.
Israeli officials demand explanation from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Geneva, after Arab ambulance of the Palestinian Red Crescent ignored dying Jewish victims of terror attack on Friday near Hevron.
By Nitsan Kedar
Following reports that a Red Crescent ambulance passed by the site of Friday’s deadly terrorist attack and ignored the victims as they lay dying, the Israeli government will be launching an international campaign against the organization, which in principle does not treat Jews – despite being bound to treat all casualties regardless off their identity.
Red Crescent ambulance (file) – Reuters
Israel’s Magen David Adom (MDA) emergency service, by contrast, regularly treats Palestinians. Continue Reading »