During a military operation in Nablus that began on the night of 18 July, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF
) occupied the premises of the Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS
), blocking the entrance and hindering the movement of ambulances, patients and staff. This action shows grave disregard by the IDF
for its obligation to respect and protect medical units. Since 19 July, the ICRC
has repeatedly raised this issue with the Israeli authorities and called on the IDF
to immediately leave the premises of the PRCS
. The PRCS
runs emergency medical services and a rehabilitation centre for disabled children on its premises in Nablus.