The deteriorating humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip, particularity in North Gaza, as a result of the continued Israeli military operation for the fifth day, demands an immediate intervention by the international community to ensure the protection of the civilian population and to put an end to Israeli violations against civilians and medical teams.
The Israeli occupying forces have deliberately attacked and targeted unarmed civilians as well as PRCS ambulances and medical teams. On November 3, 2006, Israeli forces targeted and killed two members of PRCS medical teams, while they were attempting to evacuate a victim killed by Israeli fire in Beit Lahia area. At the same time,
Beit Hanoun Hospital is continued to be under siege by Israeli tanks and armored vehicles, which prevent medical teams and victims from reaching the hospital.
Due to this critical situation, PRCS calls upon the states parties to the Geneva Conventions, the UN Secretary General, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and international organizations of human rights to force the Israeli army to: