Tag: medical treatment
Israeli Approvals for Medical Entry in the Shadow of Terror Attacks at the Erez Crossing
October 1, 2008 | Dr. Elihu D. Richter
Human rights groups have criticized the Israeli government for denying access to Gazans seeking to receive permits for care in hospitals in Israel, the PA and Jordan. Yet the data shows that the number of patients receiving permits for referrals to hospitals in Israel – or the PA or Jordan – increased by 45 percent from 4,932 in 2006 to 7,176 in 2007, and continued to increase in the first six months of 2008, despite increasing rocket attacks on Israel’s civilian population.