The Israeli army attacked a Palestinian Red Crescent ambulance in the West Bank city of Nablus, and also attacked a woman in labor the ambulance was carrying, Saturday morning.

The crew of the ambulance was transporting Najah Al Sadek to the nearby city hospital to deliver her baby, and Israeli troops who were invading the city and conducting an arrest campaign stopped the ambulance.

Then soldiers fired at the ambulance and forced it to stop and forced the woman out, along with the ambulance crew, and then troops forced Najah to sit of the floor and detained them all of them for some hours, Najah said.

The troops let the ambulance go after several hours, Najah arrived to the hospital in a very bad condition, but doctors managed to save her and the child, medical sources reported.  

This is not the first time that the Israeli army has attacked Palestine ambulances, since the breakout of this Intifada in September 2000, hundreds of ambulances were destroyed by the Israeli army.  Palestinian Doctors, paramedics, and patients have been injured and killed, and hospitals have been shelled by the army in Jenin, Bethlehem, Nablus and Gaza.  The targeting of civilians, particularly civilians under military occupation, is a direct violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1953, to which Israel is a signatory.