Palestinian Information Minister, Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi, slammed on Wednesday that attacks carried by gunmen against Palestinian ambulances in the Gaza Strip, and stated that one medic of the Palestinian Medical Relief was injured after gunmen opened fire at an ambulance in Beit Hanoun.Dr. Barghouthi stated that Zaher Shbat, was moderately injured when gunmen opened fire at her in Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.
He added that under no conditions, attacks against ambulances and medical teams should be carried out or tolerated, and stated that medics should be allowed to perform their humanitarian duties without any obstacles.
Dr. Barghouthi called on all conflicting parties to stop these violent clashes in order to avoid the miseries of a civil war. He said that every faction, resident and institution should act in order to lift the Israeli unjust siege and attacks, instead of engaging in internal clashes that would only lead the Palestinians into further destruction and unknown fate.
Despite of the declared ceasefire between Fateh and Hamas, clashes continued in the Gaza Strip.
President Mahmoud Abbas order or Fatah loyalists to withdraw from the streets on Gaza in order to maintain the ceasefire, while Dr. Barghouthi told the Qatar-based Al Jazeera TV that Hamas agreed to “a unilateral ceasefire and is expecting Fateh to follow the lead”.