IDF sets up field hospital for Gazans

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The hospital at the Erez Checkpoint will provide humanitarian treatment for Palestinians.

The Israel Defense Forces has set up a field hospital at the Erez Checkpoint on the northern border of the Gaza Strip. From today the field hospital will provide humanitarian treatment for the Palestinians living in Gaza. The hospital was set up by a government decision and with the approval of IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz and following the recommendation of the coordinator of government activities in the territories General Yoav (Poli) Mordechai.

The IDF says that the field hospital was set up because of the special circumstances and the many people hurt among the Palestinian population in Gaza as a result of IDF attacks during Operation Protective Edge.

The hospital run by the IDF Medical Corps will begin operating at 8 pm this evening for Palestinians requiring treatment including women and children. The hospital will handle childbirth and staff will include doctors, nurses, technicians for x-ray equipment and laboratories and more.

Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on July 20, 2014

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