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Health Work Committees Condemns the Detention of the Mobil Clinic Team by the Israeli Occupation at Tayasir Checkpoint

Health Work Committees condemns the detention of the HWC’s mobile clinic team by the Israeli occupation at Tayasir checkpoint near Tubas city. The team was on its way for providing healthcare services for residents of Kardala and Al-Maleh villages, which has a population of about 1,500 persons. 
The team is consisted of physician, gynecologist, two nurses and driver. The team had departured from Al-Shifa Center of HWC in Tubas towards Kardala and Al-Maleh villages early in the morning. During their trip, the soldiers have stopped them and inspected the medical equipments and the medications on the vehicle of the mobile clinic at the checkpoint before they have allowed the team to pass, but they have withheld Mohammad Mahasneh, the driver of the mobile clinic, for additional hours.
HWC has indicated that the vehicle has sign that internationally recognized to be assigned for healthcare services’ vehicles. All of the team’s identity cards indicate that they have been working in the humanitarian and health field. This has not been taken in consideration by the occupying soldiers. This has delayed the provision of the clinic’s services for the citizens in the valley’s region as it is the only health services that have been provided for them by the team working in the region.
Moreover, HWC has declared that it is not the first time the occupying forces abuse the team and hinder its work in the region. The valley region is the most abused by the occupying forces and the settlers.
HWC is still eager for continuing the provision of health services in the region in solidarity of its residents as their land is threatened by displacement, building of the settlements and the military training.

The mobile clinic has been providing general medicine, emergency medicine, and women’ health and laboratory services in addition to the distribution of the necessary medications free of charge for the beneficiaries as they have been reached in their tents and homes regularly.