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Israeli Medical Association: A case of Hippocratic hypocrisy?

Jerusalem24 – After dozens of documented cases of violations against Palestinians’ right to medical care, attacks on Palestinian medical staff, and more, Physicians for Human Rights Israel (PHRI) has decided to take action.

PHRI lodged a formal complaint against the Israeli Medical Association (IMA) to the Global Medical Association. The complaint alleges that the IMA ignores several violations when it comes to the Palestinian right to healthcare and as such violates medical ethics.

The complaints listed against the IMA included compromising Palestinian medical staff during confrontations with Israeli forces; undermining Palestinian patients’ ability to receive health care; providing legal cover for the establishment of the Medical College at Ariel University – which is established in an illegal settlement in the occupied West Bank; and the role of doctors in Shin Bet interrogations which routinely involve torture.

In this episode of Wake Up Palestine, Hadas Ziv, the Ethics & Content Executive Director at PHRI, tell us about the complaint against the IMA.

Mohammad Hamayel

Ramallah based journalist, Mohammad graduated from Al-Quds University with a B.A. in Media and Television. He has covered the 2015 Jerusalem Intifada as well as the Great March of Return for international media outlets. currently an editor/presenter at Jerusalem24. A UN alumni and a follower of global events and politics, especially American affairs.

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