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'Staff member at Jordan's field hospital in Gaza injured in Israeli air strike'

By Raed Omari - Jul 16,2014 - Last updated at Jul 16,2014

AMMAN — A staff member at Jordan's military field hospital in Gaza has been hit by flying shrapnel from Israeli air strikes on nearby buildings in the coastal enclave, an army source said Wednesday. 

A Jordan Armed Forces (JAF) source told The Jordan Times the staff member suffered a mild injury and is now in good condition after receiving the necessary treatment.

Local newspapers have quoted Palestinian news channels as reporting that a Jordanian doctor was hit in an Israeli air strike on Hamas leader Mahmoud Al Zahar's home near Jordan's military hospital in Gaza. 

But the JAF source said the injured man was not a member of the hospital's medical cadre, declining to give details about the targets of the air strike in which he was injured.

Earlier this week, the field hospital's commander, Col. Hassan Innab, said the facility's personnel are working around-the-clock to help Gaza residents during the Israeli attacks on the strip, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. 

The hospital has been receiving a significant number of serious injury cases as a result of the Israeli attacks, he added. 

Innab was quoted by Petra as saying that a seven-truck convoy carrying medical supplies, medicines and humanitarian aid for the field hospital arrived in the costal enclave on Wednesday.

Jordan dispatched the hospital following the Israeli war on Gaza in 2009. By April this year, the medical cadres had treated over 1.2 million Gazans.

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