Gaza nurses protest assault of colleague

Ma'an, September 9, 2009 Gaza - The Nurses' Union of the Gaza Strip organized a sit-in strike at Kamal Edwan Hospital in in Beit Hanoun on Wednesday. The union organized the rally after a nurse was allegedly assaulted on Tuesday by people accompanying a patient. The union called on the de facto government to protect the medical staff on duty, and to punish the assailants. According to the Union, companions of a female patient physically attacked, humiliated and threatened to kill the nurses at Kamal Udwan Hospital.