GAZA CITY — The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said Tuesday its humanitarian convoy came under gunfire in Gaza City.
“The ICRC reminds the parties of their obligation under international humanitarian law to respect and protect humanitarian workers at all times,” Anadolu Agency quoted the organisation as saying in a statement.
It said the convoy, consisting of five trucks and two ICRC vehicles, was transporting lifesaving medical supplies to health facilities, including Al Quds Hospital of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society when it came under fire.
Two trucks were damaged and a driver was lightly wounded.
“These are not the conditions under which humanitarian personnel can work,” said William Schomburg, the head of the ICRC delegation in Gaza.
“We are here to bring urgent assistance to civilians in need. Ensuring that vital assistance can reach medical facilities is a legal obligation under international humanitarian law.” — Bernama-Anadolu