Gaza, ALRAY - Seven Palestinians from Gaza were arrested by Israeli forces at Erez crossing after getting access permits to Israel since the beginning of 2020, Al-Mezan center for Human rights reported on Wednesday.
The center denounced on a statement Wednesday the arrest of Abdallah Addaghma,37, from Tal Al-Sultan neighborhood, west of Rafah, while he was heading to (Tel Hashomer) Hospital inside the Green Line, to donate marrow to his sick brother Hani, 45, who is in critical condition.
By arresting Addaghma, the life of his brother is but in danger.
The center denounced the occupation forces' continued policy of arbitrary detention and the use of crossings to inflict and blackmail Palestinians, exploiting their humanitarian needs, especially patients and their companions.
It stressed that the policy of occupation authorities has a catastrophic physical and psychological impact on these travelers and threatens the lives of patients referred to treatment outside the Gaza Strip in particular. It is part of the gross and systematic violations of the rules of international humanitarian law and international human rights law.
It also considered the Israeli policy of banning and hindering the movement Palestinian patients and depriving them of their rights to treatment is a blatant violation of international law that secure the right of movement and medical treatment.
It also constitutes a serious violation of the obligations of the occupying power under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, that Israel is a signatory to them.
The center called on the immediate release of Addaghma facilitate his access to his brother in Tel Hashomer Hospital to save his life, and also called on the international community to fulfill its obligations and put pressure on "Israel" and obligate it to respect international humanitarian law and international human rights law.
It called for lifting the blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip, ensuring freedom of movement of individuals and goods, ensuring medical treatment for all patients, and ensuring their safety and their escorts.