Nursing staff in the UK stand in solidarity with their counterparts in Palestine

The message of solidarity comes following a recent attack against on unarmed Palestinians and medical workers.

James McKay
26 May 2021
Palestine Protest

Another ceasefire has recently been signed by both parties.

Nursing staff in the UK have stood in solidarity with their counterparts in Palestine after they were prevented from providing care to injured civilians.

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The message of solidarity comes following a recent attack against on unarmed Palestinians and medical workers.

Soldiers stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque clinic, assaulted wounded Palestinians and medics, before emptying the clinic and welding its main door shut preventing access to essential medical supplies.

The ongoing Israeli–Palestinian conflict is one of the world’s most enduring hostilities reaching back 53 years and has directly resulted in thousands of deaths.

Another ceasefire has recently been signed by both parties meaning at least a temporary halt to the fighting.

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Heartbreaking.

The Nurses of Colour Network issued a statement condemning the action taken against Palestinians and healthcare workers.

Rachel Ambrose, Mental Health Nurse and Nurse of Colour said; “Images of healthcare workers at the Al Aqsa Mosque Clinic left terrified following the recent raids are heartbreaking.

“The Nursing profession is respected throughout the world and on ‘International Nurses Week’ it is our duty to speak out and stand in solidarity with the Nurses of Palestine put at risk simply carrying out their jobs.”

Shakira Akther, a nurse of colour from London added; “It is never ok to harm medical staff assisting injured people

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“The reason why our colleagues are being harmed and prevented from aiding injured Palestinians is because of their ethnicity. Racism is suffocating people, I stand in solidarity with Palestinian healthcare workers. #notatarget”

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