Two Senseless Targets

Attacks on health care have hit 2 conflict-ridden regions this week.

Earlier this week in Yemen—as the war there entered its fourth year—a busy Save the Children hospital was hit by an airstrike that killed at least 7 people, including 4 children, The New York Times reports. The casualties add to the 4,800 civilian deaths and injuries reported in Yemen last year. Save the Children has blamed the attack on the Saudi-led coalition.

And yesterday in the West Bank, first responder Sajed Mazher—just 18 years old—was shot dead while working with the Palestinian Medical Relief Society, WHO reported. He was caring for those injured in clashes in Bethlehem’s Dheisha refugee camp. The WHO has strongly condemned the killing, reiterating that “Health care is not a target.”

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