Bypassing Israeli construction ban, mobile clinic brings healthcare to Palestinian village
WATCH: The clinic, which operates in Area C of the West Bank, is collapsible, transportable and solar-powered.
Local authorities in the Palestinian village of Walajeh have found an innovative way to bring healthcare to residents – a mobile medical clinic established in an area where Israeli regulations forbid construction.
The clinic, which operates in the Israeli-controlled Area C of the West Bank, is collapsible, transportable and solar-powered. It's the brainchild of architect Alberto Alcalde, who says strict building restrictions imposed by Israel in Area C inspired his design.
Opened by Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, the facilities were soon put to the test.
"The reality is that our village has not had any health facilities, so it's in dire need of health services," said Abed al-Rahman Abu al-Teen, head of Walajeh municipal council.
"This mobile clinic will alleviate the suffering of residents without access to hospitals and also in emergency cases."