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‘Fatah’ Says US Hospital in Gaza a 'Military Base'

‘Fatah’ Says US Hospital in Gaza a 'Military Base'

Friday, 29 November, 2019 - 11:00
People are seen outside the Palestinian Liberation Organization Delegation office in Washington DC on September 10, 2018. (AFP/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds)
Ramallah – Kifah Zboun

Fatah officials slammed the Hamas-US coordination as a US firm starts constructing a field hospital, in the north of Gaza Strip. They described this hospital as a US advanced security base, while ‘Hamas’ defended the hospital saying it is part of the recent truce.


Fatah's central committee member Zakaria al-Agha said that there are several questions on the ‘advanced security base being established on the Palestinian territories in the north of Gaza Strip dubbed as advanced field hospital’.


Agha wondered, who requested and approved this hospital? Who gave the granted land? Why was there blinding on the issue? Where do the media means stand in this regard?


He went on questioning the silence towards what's happening, and whether the US that has been quite helpful to Israel has decided to become affectionate now and establish this hospital.


A US firm commenced establishment works of the hospital, near Beit Hanoun, and the setting up of the field hospital started on Nov. 21.


PA security forces spokesman Adnan Damiri stated that after the US shutdown Palestine Liberation Organization's (PLO) office in New York, halted aid to hospitals, transferred its embassy to Jerusalem, permitted the settlement, and hindered aid to UNRWA, is Washington's conscious suddenly awake to build a field hospital in coordination with Hamas?


Munir al-Jaghoub, head of the Fatah Information Department in the Office of Mobilization and Organization, accused Hamas of fully coordinating with the US to establish the hospital.


Hazem Qassem, a spokesperson for Hamas, said that this decision stemmed from the fact that part of the siege impacted the health conditions in Gaza Strip due to the Israeli policy, and the West Bank’s government neglect of medical situations.


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