World Health Organization condemns terrorist attack on Jableh National Hospital

New York, SANA – The World Health Organization (WHO) condemned the bombing that targeted Jableh National Hospital on May 23rd and that resulted in killing and injuring a number of medical staff, patients, and patients’ family members.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, the WHO said that targeting the hospital is a violation of international law and a serious setback for affected local communities, in addition to posing an extra challenge for humanitarian work in Syria.

The WHO called for respecting the safety of health workers and health facilities as well as respecting their neutrality, in addition to calling for abiding by international humanitarian law and taking all necessary precautionary measures.

On May 23rd, a series of synchronized terrorist bombings targeted a bus station, the Electricity Directorate, and the National Hospital in Jableh city, as well as a bus station and a residential neighborhood in Tartous city, killing and injuring scores of civilians.

Hazem Sabbagh

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