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 Post Posted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 12:34 am 
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Saw this in a New Zealand paper. Scoop. April 7th

Evidence of Israel medical mistreatment and privation of resources.

Read the sections in Orange. But be prepared.
Here are some snitbits.

During 2007, PHR-Israel encountered a growing number of people whose right to health is violated. The main obstacles preventing the realization of the right to health are Israel’s occupation, migration and privatization policies, as well as discrimination on the grounds of ethnicity and nationality. Accordingly, our work over the year focused on an effort to change these injurious policies.

A delegation and convoy on our behalf entered Gaza and examined the implications of Israel's policies without the mediation of other organizations. In addition, PHR-Israel announced that it was transferring the responsibility for providing medical treatment for asylum seekers and refugees to the Israeli Ministry of Health, and closed its Open Clinic. Yet, it is apparent that in 2008 we will witness a worsening of violations of human rights in general, and the right to health in particular, in Israel and the Occupied Territories

An 8 year old refugee, suffers from cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheelchair. He also suffers from seizures. P. arrived with his family and another group of Sudanese refugees at Kibbutz Ibim in the south, where he began to receive treatment from a nurse who volunteers in the Open Clinic, and from the staff working in the youth village where he was living. The nurse managed to find a wheelchair for the child. She also located a neurologist who treated him on a voluntary basis, and ensured a regular supply of medicine preventing the seizures. To our complete surprise, after a period of several weeks during which the child’s condition improved dramatically, the Migration Police took the entire family to Ketziot Prison.

Although the army rules state that Palestinian ambulances are to be permitted to move freely within the State of Israel, after a security check, in practice Israel does not permit the passage of Palestinian ambulances to hospitals in Israel, or even to the Palestinian hospitals in East Jerusalem. In August 2007, PHR-Israel published a report on this subject entitled “Emergencies on Hold: Entry of Palestinian Ambulances into East Jerusalem.” PHR-Israel also filed a Supreme Court petition on this subject, which is due to be heard in March 2008. The report shows that in 80 percent of cases ambulances are not allowed to cross. Patients must be transferred by the “back-to-back” method into an Israeli ambulance, even if the patient is in an emergency condition. In many cases, passage is not possible even using this method, since it requires prior coordination, which is impossible in emergencies. Ambulances are often obliged to return to the West Bank without transferring the patient to the hospital in Jerusalem. In any event, ambulances must wait for protracted periods at the checkpoint

There was also a case on a man shot in the legs who was refuse entry into Israeli hospitals. In Gaza they had to amputate a leg, even with one leg gone and another in need he was a "security threat" and he ended up losing both his legs.

It just goes on and on.

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