The Syrian Embassy in the State of Qatar organized a symposium addressing crimes against hospitals in Syria and Gaza perpetrated by the Assad regime and the Israeli occupation. The symposium concluded with a call for holding the perpetrators of these crimes accountable.
The event, titled “When Hospitals Become a Target: from Aleppo to Gaza,” saw the participation of various members from the Syrian and Arab communities, as well as doctors, academics, and legal consultants. Dr. Bilal Turkiya, the Chargé d’Affairs at the Syrian Embassy in Qatar, was also present.
Key topics discussed during the symposium included the attacks on the medical sector in Syria and Palestine, the legal dimensions of the systematic and deliberate targeting of hospitals and medical facilities, the need for accountability, and the responsibility of international organizations in protecting these facilities and their staff. The event also highlighted the similarities between the crimes committed in Syria and Palestine.
Dr. Muhammad Munjid, the President of the Syrian Medical Association in the State of Qatar, conveyed firsthand accounts and observations from Syrian doctors who survived attacks by regime forces in various regions. He drew parallels between the deadly chemical attack in eastern Ghouta in 2013, claiming nearly 1,400 lives in a single day, and the current situation in Gaza. Munjid also honored the memory of doctors who lost their lives while fulfilling their humanitarian duties.
This symposium coincided with the ongoing atrocities in Syria and Gaza, shedding light on the severe violations against health facilities in the region.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)