During 1991-92, I lived and worked in Hebron as a volunteer nurse. Throughout my time there, I witnessed daily acts of brutality and blatant racism by the Israeli army, but most particularly by the settlers towards the Palestininians. As a nurse, I was appalled to hear that immediately following the massacre the army sealed off the mosque, thus preventing emergency services reaching the wounded and dying for at least 90 minutes.
An international peace-keeping force must be sent immediately to the occupied territories, all settlements dismantled and the Israeli army withdrawn. The way can then be paved for the only possible just solution: a fully independent Palestinian state.
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