Palestine: Woman Dies after Israeli Checkpoint Delay

Palestine: Woman Dies after Israeli Checkpoint Delay

A 65-year-old Palestinian woman suffering respiratory problems died on October 19, 2015, after police closing of roads leading to a hospital and delays at a checkpoint in East Jerusalem delayed her access to medical care. Israeli police had sealed the roads leading from her neighborhood to the nearest hospital, turning what is normally a 6-minute drive to the hospital into a journey of at least 45 minutes.

The apparent lack of any measures by the Israeli authorities to ensure that direct roads to the hospital were kept open and that people with medical emergencies traveling in private vehicles are speedily dealt with at checkpoints raises concerns that the travel restrictions may violate residents’ right to health, as well as freedom of movement.

https://www.hrw.org/news/2015/10/21/israel/palestine-woman-dies-after-checkpoint-delay

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