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    • Jeff Northridge
    • 20.11.07 | 18:30 (IST)

    Mr. Bradley Burston points out two unfortunate cases of Gazans being refused travel permits to seek medical treatment elsewhere, but he doesn't mention the hundreds of Palestinians who have been treated free of charge in Israeli hospitals (including one who blew herself up in Beersheba a few years ago). Also, Mr. Burston tries to tie his two cases to "the occupation" whereas the Gaza Strip hasn't been occupied by Israel since Sept. of 2005. If anything, they should be tied to the economic blockade of the Gaza Strip. Still, Israel should permit Gazans seeking medical treatment who cannot receive care for serious illnesses in the Gaza Strip to leave without undue delay or harassment on humanitarian grounds alone.

    from the article: Dying of occupation - a case of cancer and the Israeli right
    First published 00:00 19.11.07 | Last updated 00:00 19.11.07
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