05
May
13

the cruel, oppressive apartheid regime

Another one for those ignorant BDS’ers – instead of searching for the negative and exaggerating it to make their anti-Semitic views known, they should read some facts.

Better yet, come to Israel and spend some time seeing the reality.

I have have visited a couple of Israeli hospitals recently – plenty of Israeli-Arabs and Palestinians are there walking around freely, as they should be able to do.  However, I doubt any Jewish Israeli would be able to do the same in any Palestinian hospital.

They receive the same medical care, from the same doctors, that all Israeli citizens receive – as they should do.  The problem is that this is the ugly truth that the haters don’t want to publicise.

Read about the plight of Mohammed, a 3 year-old from Gaza.

“…Mohammed’s plight is an extreme example of the harsh treatment some families mete out to the disabled, particularly in the more tribal-dominated corners of the Gaza Strip, even as Palestinians make strides in combating such attitudes.

It also demonstrates a costly legacy of Gaza’s strongly patriarchal culture that prods women into first-cousin marriages and allows polygamy, while rendering mothers powerless over their children’s fate.

Mohammed was rushed to Israel as a newborn for emergency treatment. His genetic disorder left him with a weakened immune system and crippled his bowels, doctors say, and an infection destroyed his hands and feet, requiring them to be amputated.

In the midst of his treatment, his mother abandoned Mohammed because her husband, ashamed of their son, threatened to take a second wife if she didn’t leave the baby and return to their home in the southern Gaza Strip town of Khan Yunis…”

And what of the evil Israeli doctors?

“…His 55-year-old grandfather cares for him. Mohammed’s Israeli doctors, who’ve grown attached to the boy, fund-raise to cover his bills, allowing him and his grandfather to live in the sunny pediatric ward…”

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