Monday, 19 October 2015

Elderly woman dies after soldiers delay car transporting her to hospital

An elderly Palestinian woman from the al-’Eesawiyya town, in occupied Jerusalem, died late on Sunday at night, on a military roadblock, after Israeli soldiers, manning a roadblock on the eastern entrance of the town, delayed a car moving her to a hospital.

Member the Follow-up Committee in al-‘Eesawiyya, Mohammad Abu al-Hummus, said the elderly woman, Hoda Mohammad Darwish, 65 years of age, suffered a respiratory issue due to tear gas inhalation, before her family took her in their car, in an attempt to reach a hospital.

He added that the family reached the Israeli military roadblock, east of the town, where dozens of cars were lined up.

The driver tried to bypass the cars, but the soldiers fired several live rounds in the air, and forced him to stop.

Abu al-Hummus added that the family pleaded with the soldiers, who saw the elderly woman fading away due to severe effects of tear gas inhalation, but they kept delaying until the woman was near death. more


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