MSF statement regarding the death of a staff member in Gaza

Jerusalem/Paris – Over one week has passed since Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) learnt about the death of Hani Mohammed Almajdalawi, one of our Palestinian medical staff in Gaza. Hani was killed on Monday, 20 August 2018. 

While MSF representatives have met with the Israeli authorities over recent days, we have not yet received information clarifying the circumstances surrounding the death of Mr. Almajdalawi, and therefore cannot confirm the reported versions of events. 

Hani Mohammed Almajdalawi worked as a nurse at one of MSF’s post-operative clinics in Gaza since 2014. He was a valued member of our staff who was committed to his work. At the time of his death he was off duty.

MSF has continuously run medical activities in Gaza since 2000. Since 30 March 2018, MSF has significantly scaled up our medical activities in Gaza, to provide care to the high number of wounded during the so-called Great March of Return protests.

During this time, we have treated over 1,700 patients, 99 percent of whom suffered gunshot wounds. MSF has tripled teams' surgical capacity and post-operative care, to respond to the volume of people injured. We currently have four surgical teams operating in hospitals across Gaza, and four post-operative clinics that provide nursing care, physiotherapy and rehabilitation.


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