West Bank Update: Detentions continue, medical situation critical

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The number of Palestinians detained in the West Bank has now risen to 471.

11 of them are parliamentarians, including the speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council, Dr Aziz Dwaik.

There are six dead, and 118 injured of whom 17 are in a critical condition.

There are not enough doctors available to cover the needs of the hospitals and clinics, and there is a shortage of medications and supplies.

The Ministry of Health has requested five truck-loads of medical supplies be permitted entry into Hebron, but Israel has so far prevented their delivery.

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