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Really Sick

Are you palestinian and have a desire to enter Israel to perpetrate a terrorist attack or just to enjoy yourself?

Not to worry! Just bribe your local doctor to fast-track the process.

Palestinians from Gaza bribed local doctors to declare that they were seriously ill and required treatment in Israel, the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) charged on Monday.

“Recently there has been an increase in the exploitation of Israel’s humanitarian policy by way of fraudulent medical permits in return for bribes to doctors in the Gaza Strip,” a Shin Bet spokesman told The Jerusalem Post. “This, plus the requests of terrorist activists to enter Israel for medical treatment, increases the danger to state security.

The statement came in response to the latest allegations by Physicians for Human Rights, which charged that since the beginning of April, the Shin Bet has been preventing 12 new cancer patients from receiving life-saving treatment in Israel (which I blogged about here – ed). In addition to these 12, the Shin Bet had for several weeks been preventing dozens more, including cancer and heart patients, from passing through Israel on their way to treatment in Jordan and Egypt.

And you don’t need a medical permit – fraudulent or otherwise – to tell you that this exploitation of Israel’s humanitarian policy is sick.

What is even sicker is this is not in the least bit surprising.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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