Tripoli, 12 August:
A nurse at a hospital in Sirte was attacked by a group of patients on Friday. The nurse, a . . .[restrict]Jordanian man named Ghazi Ali Owidat, was stabbed several times, sustaining deep cuts in the abdomen and thigh. He was admitted to hospital and is said to be in a stable condition.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is cooperating with the Jordanian Embassy to investigate the incident, according to Sabbah Rafa’ei, a ministry spokeswoman.
She confirmed that Owidat would be repatriated, but that Jordanian authorities would continue to follow the investigation closely.
The victim’s family condemned the attack, which they described as unprovoked and a violation of the most basic human rights. Owidat is expected to return home on Tuesday.
Attacks against medical staff are an ongoing concern in Libya. Last month, the Chief of Medecine at Benghazi’s Al-Jalaa Hospital, Ashraf Sa’eity, decried the absence of security in hospitals, saying that it was severely affecting the work of doctors and medical staff.