It’s murder to deny medical care to those in need… murderous Israeli government does to Gazans what the Nazis did to Holocaust victims…
January 3, 2019 § Leave a comment
Denied access to treatment
Close observers of Israel’s control over Gaza – and the Palestinians who have been subjected to it – would be forgiven for reading between the lines and suspecting that the boy and his family have had problems in other respects regarding the child’s treatment.
Last year, 54 patients were known to have died while awaiting Israeli permits to leave Gaza for medical treatment.
This year, some 800 Palestinians in Gaza were barred from traveling under a directive that denied patients access to medical treatment in the West Bank and Israel over alleged ties to Hamas members.
The Israeli government directive was issued in early 2017 to put pressure on Hamas to release two Israeli civilians believed to be held by the group and to return the bodies of two soldiers killed in Gaza during the 51-day military offensive in the territory in 2014.
The family of one of the slain soldiers had demanded that the government reduce the number of exit permits for Palestinians seeking to leave Gaza for humanitarian reasons.