Palestine Medical Relief and Palestine Monitor have just received an urgent call for help from the villagers of Deir Ghassaneh, near Ramallah in the West Bank. At 3am this morning, the Israeli occupying army surrounded and blocked the village, declaring a curfew. At 12pm some of the villagers heard cries for help. They discovered that the army was burying alive three of the villagers who were seeking safety in a cave. The soldiers shut off the entrance to the cave. The villagers attempted to rescue them but were shot at by the army. It is not known whether they have survived the attacks.
At around 5pm, the Israeli occupying army blew open the door of the Palestine Medical Relief clinic and invaded it. They also attacked several houses. In other parts of the village, the Israeli occupying army is shooting and arresting villagers. As of yet, it is not known how many have been killed and injured.
Palestine Medical Relief urges you to respond to the calls for help that we have received. We severely condemn these attacks, as they constitute a gross violation of International Law. We call upon all humanitarian, human rights and health organizations to apply immediate pressure on the Israeli army and the Israeli government to end its attacks on the village of Deir Ghassaneh and Palestine Medical Relied clinics.