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Amnesty protests as Israel shuts down Palestinian health organization

Israel has previously accused employees of the Palestinian Health Work Committees of links to a Palestinian terror group.
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The Israeli army’s recent shutdown of a health organization in the West Bank will have “catastrophic consequences” on Palestinian health care, Amnesty International said Wednesday. 

On Wednesday, Israeli forces raided the Ramallah office of the Palestinian Health Work Committees (HWC), breaking down the door and confiscating computers and memory drives. According to the rights group, the office was ordered to close for six months

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