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The recent rockets in Israel and airstrikes in Gaza represent a dangerous escalation of the tensions and violence witnessed over the past days in Jerusalem, including its Old City. It is clear that this cycle of violence will have heavy consequences on the civilian population in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory, as well as in the region.
The ICRC is in contact and dialogue with all parties and with our partners in the Palestine Red Crescent Society and Magen David Adom in Israel and we are ramping up our medical response in Gaza.
At such times, it is critical that people can access the health care and treatment they need, and we reiterate our call for rapid, safe and unimpeded movement for ambulances and for staff and volunteers of the National Societies to carry out their important life-saving activities.
You can help our teams help those in need – please donate to the ICRC today.