Israeli hospitals decline to treat 4-year-old Palestinian

Israeli hospitals have threatened to stop treating a four-year-old Palestinian girl, who was seriously wounded in an IOF raid on the Gaza Strip in which her mother, sister and grandmother were killed, at the pretext of lack of funds to pay the treatment fees.

Family members beseeched legal institutions to immediately intervene to prevent the return of Maria Aman and her uncle Nahed Aman to the Gaza Strip without completing treatment.

They also asked for pressuring the Israeli government to shoulder the full responsibility for treating them in Israeli hospitals.

An Israeli parliament member has denounced the hospital threats in a message to Israeli war minister Amir Peretz.

He affirmed that Peretz and his government should assume full responsibility for the treatment of the child and her uncle since the his army had declared responsibility for the raid that targeted Ahmed Al-Dahdouh, one of the commanders of the Islamic Jihad Movement’s armed wing, and that led to the murder of the three civilians and the serious injury of others including the girl and her uncle.

The MP recalled that the girl was lying motionless in a Tel Aviv hospital and was awaiting treatment hopefully to restore ability to move.


Israeli Massacre in Gaza

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Some of those injured in the latest Israeli massacre in the Gaza Strip. Ten people were killed and 40 injured in four IOF attacks on different parts of the Gaza Strip on Friday 9 June 2006. At least three children and two women were amongst the dead.

The bodies of 14-year-old , Sabrine Ghalia, right, her broter Haitham, 1, and her 18-month-old sister Hanidi, left, are seen before the funeral of six members of the Ghalia family in the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Lahiya Saturday June 10, 2006. They were killed by an Israeli army artillery shell while on beach pinic Friday.

Palestinian sister Huda Ghalia, center, is comforted during the funeral for her parents and siblings in Beit Lahiya, in the northern Gaza Strip, Saturday, June 10, 2006. They were killed by an Israeli army artillery shell while on beach picnic Friday and Palestinian officials said seven people were killed with the Ghalia family losing six members, among them the father, one of his two wives, an infant boy and an 18-month-old girl