Tuesday, July 28
Latest News
  1. UN closes Iraq health programmes for lack of funding
  2. Saudi FM denounces 'aggressive' statements by Iran
  3. 'Friendly fire' kills Yemen loyalists despite truce
  4. US and Turkey to create 'IS-free zone' in Syria
  5. IOC strikes Middle East broadcast deal with beIN
  6. Syrian reporter killed by rebel fire near Damascus
  7. Kurds cut key IS supply route in northern Syria
  8. Australian 'IS nurse' remanded in custody
  9. Saudi-led coalition suspends Yemen strikes to allow aid
  10. Turkey could 'tip Syria balance' as Kurdish villages shelled
  11. Iran hits out at Kerry's 'empty threats'
  12. French Riviera braces for Saudi royals after beach lockdown
  13. Suspected Islamists kill 'at least 21' in NE Nigeria
  14. Media: Syria's Assad grants amnesty for draft dodgers, defectors
  15. US President Obama says 'Africa is on the move'
  16. Spokesman: Turkish jets bomb PKK Kurdish rebels in Iraq
  17. Turkey's Incirlik: US airbase on frontline for half a century
  18. Tunisian parliament adopts new anti-terror law
  19. Red Cross: Civilian suffering in Yemen at 'unprecedented' level
  20. 'No progress' in Libya search for kidnapped Italians

PA Health Ministry: Hamas using hospitals as detention centers

Feb. 7, 2009 1:06 P.M. (Updated: Feb. 7, 2009 1:06 P.M.)
Ramallah - Ma'an - The Palestinian Authority's Health Ministry accused the Hamas-run de facto government's security services of turning medical centers into virtual prisonso n Saturday.

According to a statement from the Health Ministry, Hamas has used hospitals and clinics in Gaza as interrogation and detention centers, where medical staffers have been expelled.

"After Israel ended its aggression in the Gaza Strip, the Health Ministry was surprised that Hamas militants returned to their old behavior, expelling medical staff and using medical centers as detention centers, and for torture and interrogation," the statement said.

Hospitals affiliated with the PA that were taken over include Al-Quds

Hospital in Tal Al-Hawa, a Red Crescent initiative, parts of the Ash-Shifa

Hospital in Gaza City, the upper and lower floors of the An-Nasser

Hospital, as well as the Psychiatric Hospital, according to the statement.

Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2015