Israel bars Gaza patients over 'Palestine' letterhead

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Oma wrote:

This is disgusting.

Feb 12, 2014 10:49am EST  --  Report as abuse
Oma wrote:

This is disgusting.

Feb 12, 2014 10:49am EST  --  Report as abuse
Dr_Steve wrote:

They need to apply with Hamas for medical attention.

Feb 12, 2014 11:31am EST  --  Report as abuse
Dr_Steve wrote:

Lesson # 1: Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.

Feb 12, 2014 11:36am EST  --  Report as abuse
sulaiman-a wrote:

@Ittai spoken like a true zionist scum bag. You think that your words are educating the ignorant masses but the fact is you are merely reinforcing the overwhelming consensus that the state of Israel is a living breathing war-crime gobbling up stolen land from indigenous people held hostage on their own soil.

Feb 12, 2014 11:55am EST  --  Report as abuse
sulaiman-a wrote:

@Dr_Steve as an occupying force maybe Israel has some obligations under international law? This probably sounds absurd to the zionists

Feb 12, 2014 12:10pm EST  --  Report as abuse
VultureTX wrote:

@oma
well you know they can always go to their egyptian muslim brothers for medical help ;) But strangely the the people of Gaza prefer Israeli doctors to treat them.

/yeah sucks to be a hypocrite, that is a daily fact for “palestinians”.

Feb 12, 2014 12:18pm EST  --  Report as abuse
sulaiman-a wrote:

@VultureTX so your logic is that because Egypt sucks Israel sucks less? I am assuming that you also believe that because Europe treated the Jews so badly the Palestinians should be grateful for 60+ years of compassionate zionist occupation

Feb 12, 2014 12:27pm EST  --  Report as abuse
leesaleesamp wrote:

such pettiness! Withdraw all funding from the region until these people grow up and stop their endless tribal squabbling.

Feb 12, 2014 1:28pm EST  --  Report as abuse
leesaleesamp wrote:

such pettiness! Withdraw all funding from the region until these people grow up and stop their endless tribal squabbling.

Feb 12, 2014 1:28pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Oma wrote:

I have known many Jewish people who would have been as horrified as I am that anyone should be hindered from getting medical treatment for such a reason.

Feb 12, 2014 4:47pm EST  --  Report as abuse
VultureTX wrote:

@oma except you are aware that those who needed urgent care were treated. and I noticed you did not bother to answer that Egypt has muslims hospitals nearby as well but they chose to do a publicity stun and try to get Israel to acknowledge palestine. (as further details have emerged on this story turns out this was a PR stunt)

so when is the last time you crossed international border for medical treatment? this is the norm.

Feb 12, 2014 5:09pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AbbaRich wrote:

For several months, the Palestnian Authority has been sending requests on the new letterhead. Every single time, COGAT rejected it, and each time they were resubmitted with the Palestinian Authority letterhead – and approved. This was not new, and the PA knows very well that this was the case.

As recently as Sunday, several patients whose requests were on the new stationery were rejected, and then the PA re-faxed the request the old way and they were approved.

Today’s story is a propaganda ambush. Some 50-70 patients (apparently non-life threatening) were submitted on the new stationery at once, an unusually high number. As has been the case for months, they were rejected. But this time the story was leaked to the media. (There was a Haaretz story about this in January with only one patient, but it didn’t get much coverage. Much better to use 50 or 70 if you want Reuters and AFP to take notice.)

Existing agreements are between Israel and the PA, not the fictitious “State of Palestine.” It is obvious that the PA is trying to embarrass Israel and will happily use Gaza patients as a means to do so. It is equally obvious that the “State of Palestine” is a final status issue, and that Israel cannot act otherwise without jeopardizing its negotiating position.

As usual, instead of dealing with Israel directly, the PLO is passive aggressively using the media to demonize for it. And, as usual, the media is happy to play its part in this charade.

Feb 13, 2014 10:58am EST  --  Report as abuse
AbbaRich wrote:

For several months, the Palestnian Authority has been sending requests on the new letterhead. Every single time, COGAT rejected it, and each time they were resubmitted with the Palestinian Authority letterhead – and approved. This was not new, and the PA knows very well that this was the case.

As recently as Sunday, several patients whose requests were on the new stationery were rejected, and then the PA re-faxed the request the old way and they were approved.

Today’s story is a propaganda ambush. Some 50-70 patients (apparently non-life threatening) were submitted on the new stationery at once, an unusually high number. As has been the case for months, they were rejected. But this time the story was leaked to the media. (There was a Haaretz story about this in January with only one patient, but it didn’t get much coverage. Much better to use 50 or 70 if you want Reuters and AFP to take notice.)

Existing agreements are between Israel and the PA, not the fictitious “State of Palestine.” It is obvious that the PA is trying to embarrass Israel and will happily use Gaza patients as a means to do so. It is equally obvious that the “State of Palestine” is a final status issue, and that Israel cannot act otherwise without jeopardizing its negotiating position.

As usual, instead of dealing with Israel directly, the PLO is passive aggressively using the media to demonize for it. And, as usual, the media is happy to play its part in this charade.

Feb 13, 2014 10:58am EST  --  Report as abuse
AbbaRich wrote:

For several months, the Palestnian Authority has been sending requests on the new letterhead. Every single time, COGAT rejected it, and each time they were resubmitted with the Palestinian Authority letterhead – and approved. This was not new, and the PA knows very well that this was the case.

As recently as Sunday, several patients whose requests were on the new stationery were rejected, and then the PA re-faxed the request the old way and they were approved.

Today’s story is a propaganda ambush. Some 50-70 patients (apparently non-life threatening) were submitted on the new stationery at once, an unusually high number. As has been the case for months, they were rejected. But this time the story was leaked to the media. (There was a Haaretz story about this in January with only one patient, but it didn’t get much coverage. Much better to use 50 or 70 if you want Reuters and AFP to take notice.)

Existing agreements are between Israel and the PA, not the fictitious “State of Palestine.” It is obvious that the PA is trying to embarrass Israel and will happily use Gaza patients as a means to do so. It is equally obvious that the “State of Palestine” is a final status issue, and that Israel cannot act otherwise without jeopardizing its negotiating position.

As usual, instead of dealing with Israel directly, the PLO is passive aggressively using the media to demonize for it. And, as usual, the media is happy to play its part in this charade.

Feb 13, 2014 10:58am EST  --  Report as abuse
AbbaRich wrote:

For several months, the Palestnian Authority has been sending requests on the new letterhead. Every single time, COGAT rejected it, and each time they were resubmitted with the Palestinian Authority letterhead – and approved. This was not new, and the PA knows very well that this was the case.

As recently as Sunday, several patients whose requests were on the new stationery were rejected, and then the PA re-faxed the request the old way and they were approved.

Today’s story is a propaganda ambush. Some 50-70 patients (apparently non-life threatening) were submitted on the new stationery at once, an unusually high number. As has been the case for months, they were rejected. But this time the story was leaked to the media. (There was a Haaretz story about this in January with only one patient, but it didn’t get much coverage. Much better to use 50 or 70 if you want Reuters and AFP to take notice.)

Existing agreements are between Israel and the PA, not the fictitious “State of Palestine.” It is obvious that the PA is trying to embarrass Israel and will happily use Gaza patients as a means to do so. It is equally obvious that the “State of Palestine” is a final status issue, and that Israel cannot act otherwise without jeopardizing its negotiating position.

As usual, instead of dealing with Israel directly, the PLO is passive aggressively using the media to demonize for it. And, as usual, the media is happy to play its part in this charade.

Feb 13, 2014 10:58am EST  --  Report as abuse
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