Publication of “No Safe Place”
Physicians for Human Rights-Israel have launched the publication of “No Safe Place” – the 1st report on the events of Operation Protective Edge, written by eight renowned international medical experts.
The report was written following a request by Physicians for Human Rights–Israel (PHR-IL) in order to determine the scope of destruction in body and spirit. It is the only report written by an independent international body granted a permit from Israeli authorities to enter the Gaza Strip during the war.
The report is based on 68 testimonies from people injured in the Gaza Strip (interviewed in Gaza and in hospitals in the West Bank, Israel, and Jordan), analysis of 370 photos of corpses, interviews with 9 Palestinian medical professionals, and review of dozens of medical files.
The delegation members conducted three visits in the Gaza Strip: one in the course of the fighting and two after it had ceased. The work of the delegation was coordinated by three Palestinian human rights organizations from the Gaza Strip, whose staff accompanied the delegation during their visit. Delegation members also met with three Israeli doctors who participated in providing medical care to soldiers and residents of the South of Israel in the course of the fighting.