Emergency Appeal - East Jerusalem

Mahmoud family take shelter in disused storage shed

Overnight clashes in Jerusalem have resulted in more than 150 Palestinians being wounded (Friday 7th May 2021)

Ceasefire in Gaza came in at 2am on 21.5.2021

WA’s interventions in Jerusalem so far include:

  • For the front line responders’ Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in East Jerusalem, WA has procured a fully equipped  ambulance, first aid and emergency supplies, fuel for ambulances
  • for Makassed Hospital in East Jerusalem WA has procured medicines and emergency room supplies
  • WA is working with the Union of Charitable Societies to provide food for 900 marginalised families badly affected by the violence of the Israeli armed forces there.

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Emergency medical supplies, including antibiotics, arriving at the Pharmacy of  Makassed Hospital in East Jerusalem (10 June 2021)

 

In Gaza humanitarian operations have been gearing up this week and already WA has:

  • procured emergency supplies for Gaza hospitals, procured medicines for  PRCS in Gaza
  • is distributing humanitarian supplies to hundreds of displaced families

 

Please access latest UN information here

 

 

Overnight violence in Jerusalem has resulted in more than 150 Palestinians and six Israeli police being wounded (Friday 7th May 2021). A march, organised by the far-right group Lehava, ended at the main Damascus Gate entrance of the Old City of Jerusalem. Thousands of Palestinians had gathered to protect the City and hundreds of Israeli police in riot gear had closed off the area to prevent clashes. 

Israeli police used water cannons, stun grenades and mounted police to try to push the marchers back. As clashes erupted, the majority of those injured were at Al Aqsa Mosque, inside the Old City. As it is the month of Ramadan thousands of Palestinians regularly go to pray at Al Aqsa Mosque (the third holiest site in Islam.)

The Palestinian Red Crescent opened a field hospital to treat the wounded, and they have reported treating at least 105 people. The director of Makassed Hospital’s emergency department reported admitting 83 patients with rubber bullet injuries. 25 of these patients were seriously and severely injured with bullet wounds in the head and upper body, some with loss of sight.

We urgently appeal for your support, to help purchase emergency medical equipment (disposables and consumables) and medicines, so that the Palestinian Red Crescent and Makassed Hospital can continue to treat those injured.

 

Please donate generously.