IDF Opens Field Hospital for Palestinians at Border Crossing

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_12c53cbf36.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (JERUSALEM) -- The Israel Defense Forces announced on Sunday that it would open a field hospital for Palestinians at the Erez border crossing. The hospital began operating at 8 p.m. on Sunday, according to an IDF statement. The hospital was established to provide medical assistance and humanitarian care to Palestinians from Gaza amidst the ongoing tensions.

Among other services, the hospital will offer an emergency clinic, pediatric and gynecologic services and a delivery room. Staff will include doctors, nurses, X-ray technicians and lab technicians.

The establishment of such a hospital was approved by the IDF Chief of the General Staff, Lt. Gen. Benjamin Gantz.

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