Finnish Foreign Minister Stubb denounces Israeli attack on clinic run by Finnchurchaid
Finnish Minister for Foreign Affairs Alexander Stubb (Nat. Coalition Party) on Monday denounced the attack by the Israeli military on a health clinic in Gaza financed by Finnchurchaid, the foreign aid organisation of the Finnish Evangelical-Lutheran Church.
In an interview with the Finnish Broadcasting Company (YLE), Stubb said that Finland had already been in contact with Israeli representatives concerning the incident.
“We have no position on whether it was deliberate or accidental, but we sharply condemn all attacks against humanitarian targets”, Stubb said.
The clinic, which had been built for women and children, had been closed, because of the bad security situation, says Jouni Hemberg, head of humanitarian aid operations of Finnchurchaid.
The attack occurred late on Saturday.
According to Hemberg, it appears that the attacks against clinics have been systematic. He says that mobile clinics supported by the Danish Church were destroyed in the very first days of the war.