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Israel prevented 17 sight-impaired Gazans from leaving for cornea transplant operations on time; a d

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posted on Jan, 10 2010 @ 01:33 PM
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Israel prevented 17 sight-impaired Gazans from leaving for cornea transplant operations on time; a donation of dozens of corneas went down the drain


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The Israeli authorities at Erez checkpoint this week prevented the exit of 17 sight-impaired patients, suffering from various eye diseases, from the Gaza Strip in order to undergo cornea transplants, a treatment that is not available in the Gaza health system.
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posted on Jan, 10 2010 @ 01:33 PM
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Because of this delay, the medical window of opportunity to perform the transplants for these patients was closed, because corneas can be transplanted only within the shortest time frame (24-48 hours after they are extracted from the donor's body). The patients from Gaza whose exit was prevented will therefore have to wait for another donation, which may or may not happen.

At the beginning of the week Physicians for Human Rights – Israel (PHR-Israel) received an appeal from the Musallam Medical Center in Gaza. According to the appeal, a large group of 14 patients from Gaza, who were invited to Ramallah for cornea transplants from Sunday to Wednesday this week (January 3-5, 2010), did not reach their destination. Three other patients approached PHR-Israel separately. The group of patients includes some who were waiting weeks or even months for cornea transplants. The longest wait was 31-year-old S.A., who has been waiting for this operation for three years.

The main Musallam Medical Center in Ramallah this week received two deliveries from the US with dozens of corneas, donated by Tissue Bank International, an American organization that facilitates cornea and tissue transplants. Every year corneas are sent during Christmas break, during which such operations do not take place in the US, as a donation to the Palestinian health system, and dedicated especially to eye patients from Gaza.

The inquiry by the medical center in Ramallah raised the concern that the exit of the patients from Gaza was being prevented by the Israeli authorities, and accordingly PHR-Israel on Sunday made an urgent request to the DCO in Gaza, responsible for issuing exit permits to patients. In its appeal to the DCO, PHR warned that preventing the exit of the vision-impaired patients for eye operations this week will necessarily cause them to lose the opportunity for cornea transplants in the near future, if ever, because the corneas designated for the transplants have a very short expiration date.

Despite this request, the Israeli authorities prevented the exit of the 17 patients for the operation on time. Five patients were not given any answer; two patients were summoned to investigations by the General Security Service (GSS), scheduled for dates later than the cornea expiration dates; two requests were rejected; and eight requests were approved only after media intervention, but after the corneas had already expired.

This case, with its far-reaching consequences for the vision-impaired patients who now lost the opportunity to repair their eyesight, illustrates the many difficulties that face the residents of Gaza who need medical care that is not available in the Gaza Strip. The delays, apathy and rejection by the Israeli authorities, which every month curtail the access of dozens of patients to medical care, had particularly severe significance in this case, because prevention of these patients' exit from Gaza caused the loss of the corneas (which can be transplanted within no more than 48 hours from the moment of donation). Now the patients will have to wait for another cornea donation, at an unknown time and likelihood.

Therefore, PHR-Israel strongly protests the blatant disregard of the Erez checkpoint authorities for the medical urgency of allowing the exit of patients for cornea transplant operations.


Meh' another day another routine atrocity, nothing new. Move on please.


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posted on Jan, 10 2010 @ 02:24 PM
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Here we are again... Israel getting away with more crimes against humanity and nobody does anything about it...

Let's see how far this has to go before governments get up and do something about it...

Peace,

Magnum



posted on Jan, 10 2010 @ 03:15 PM
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Lesson learned.

Don't shoot rockets at Israel.



posted on Jan, 10 2010 @ 03:25 PM
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Lesson learned...

Don't imprison people, starve them, prevent them from having drinking water, treating them ALL like terrorists, and committing war and humanity crimes.

There's all this talk about American revolution this, taking back America from tyrants, etc... Yet people who are being blatantly oppressed can't fight back and defend themselves? Why the double standard?

Peace

Magnum



posted on Jan, 10 2010 @ 04:39 PM
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isreal gettin away again with doin things that if any other country would do the u.s would invade and get there oil and stay there oh wait sorry wrong war, isreal is not above the law and one day they will recieve everything that they deserve ten fold



posted on Jan, 10 2010 @ 06:46 PM
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Anyone with a rational mind would know that we need more information than this to make any sort of logical opinion. There are groups out there who's only purpose in life (so it seems) is to create bad press about Israel.

If I was a guard at a check point I wouldn't care who needed what, I would make sure my job of checking everybody was complete before they were allowed through.

I would do this because if I failed to do my job then we could have an incident like the one in Afghanistan where a suicide bomber killed 8 people.

The sensationalism is amazing in this article. Isn't is odd how they managed to find 17 donors at the same time, yet these people may never have another opportunity for this medical treatment in their lives.

Lesson learned, if you know you are going to have to go through a checkpoint then arrive early. How many of you arrive at the airport 5 minutes before your plane is scheduled to leave?

[edit on 10-1-2010 by Styki]



posted on Jan, 10 2010 @ 07:52 PM
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This story is a plant. Interestingly from the same writer, Gazans routinely try medical ploys to get out of there.

PLO and Hamas have had hundreds of millions given to them by Europe, neighboring Muslim states, Iran, et al. Maybe less could be allocated to missiles, tunnel building, fantastic adminstrative salaries for thieving leaders who hide in Damascus or hospital basements like during Cast Lead.

A few medical clinics for the people maybe?



www.examiner.com...

A healthy man in blockaded Gaza faked cancer, hoping the deadly disease would be his ticket out of the territory that has become an open-air prison for its 1.4 million residents.

His ploy failed, but several thousand others succeeded in fleeing this shabby sliver of land this year using bribes and fake medical reports, a sign of Gazans' desperation over growing poverty and misery under the strict border closure enforced by Egypt and Israel since Hamas militants overran Gaza in June 2007.

The blockade has few loopholes. Israel allows passage to top business people and a limited number of Gazans seeking treatment for serious illnesses. Egypt sporadically opens its border for university students and those with residency abroad.

Everyone else is stuck, even as Palestinian polls suggest nearly half the population would like to leave if they could. Deepening the Gazans' sense of imprisonment, they must now also obtain permission from the Hamas government before attempting to leave, further complicating an obstacle-ridden path to freedom.

Those trying to bribe their way out usually approach middlemen who put them in touch with local doctors, Palestinian health officials or Egyptian bureaucrats and military officials.



posted on Jan, 10 2010 @ 07:53 PM
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Originally posted by Lemon.Fresh
Lesson learned.

Don't shoot rockets at Israel.


Cornea transplant patients shooting rockets at Israel


For a guy who is all about Texas's independence, a State that has food and running water, you sure sound silly.

Yeah governments should fear its people true, but Palestinians are dogs who deserve to see their wives have their first born child on the dirt road at a check point because some goof ball shoots a PVC rocket?



posted on Jan, 10 2010 @ 07:57 PM
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Originally posted by mmiichael
This story is a plant.

A healthy man in blockaded Gaza faked cancer, hoping the deadly disease would be his ticket out of the territory that has become an open-air prison for its 1.4 million residents.


So a guy trying to get out of a modern day "Warsaw Ghetto" alarms you?

You prove more and more , How evil Isael is.

Welcome to the Good side sir.



posted on Jan, 10 2010 @ 08:14 PM
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Originally posted by Sean48

Originally posted by mmiichael
This story is a plant.

A healthy man in blockaded Gaza faked cancer, hoping the deadly disease would be his ticket out of the territory that has become an open-air prison for its 1.4 million residents.


So a guy trying to get out of a modern day "Warsaw Ghetto" alarms you?

You prove more and more , How evil Isael is.

Welcome to the Good side sir.


Gaza is not the Warsaw Ghetto. The Palestinians have better health, live longer, have more children, a better standard of living than 90% of the people living in the Middle East. Documentation shows this time and again.

Corrupt beyond repair Palestinian leaders like Arafat who personally salted away $3 Billion into his personal Swiss Bank account, do everything in their power to ensure the Palestinian people are suffering on order to milk Billions in sympathy money worldwide. The absolute last thing they want is peace and normalized relations with Israel.

The enemies of the Palestinians is the people they let make their decisions. Get with the real program - not their shrill propaganda.


M



[edit on 10-1-2010 by mmiichael]



posted on Jan, 10 2010 @ 08:34 PM
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You know, maybe we are talking out of our hats, I mean we really don't know how theings go in these check points. And having information come from palisine with out hearing the Israeli side of the deal is wrong.

So here is a Documentary. It' looks a little set up but it's as good as we might get from the Isreali side of it.














posted on Jan, 10 2010 @ 08:40 PM
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Everyone is calling for Israel to change it's position to protect it's people while the Hamas government allows it's people to starve.

Who do you think gives the orders and supply's the materials to fire rockets into Israel while fully knowing the consequences of their actions. Are the leaders of Hamas hungry or thirsty? I would say they sleep safely at night but Israel makes sure that's not true with their advanced technology; unlike firing a rocket with no idea where it's going they can hit their target.

Everybody is so focused on trash talking Israel that they forget the negotiations go two ways. If Hamas had the power I suspect that they would be much worse than anybody claims Israel is.

[edit on 10-1-2010 by Styki]



posted on Jan, 10 2010 @ 09:08 PM
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Hamas is a blood thirsty group of people hell bent on using the Palestinian people as dead baby footage to show the would.

Hamas could care less about the safety and well being of the Palestinian people.

But you know what they would never exist nor would they have been democratically elected if the Palestinians were not an occupied people.

The Palestinian people have raised up twice against Israel twice and both times they have been handed their ass in both uprisings. In this Israel has every right to defend it's self. But to occupy them and split their country up with check point and make their lives a living hell, no.

Israel want to be seen as justified when it bombs and destroys half of Lebanon over some fully trained and armed soldiers being kidnapped but it condemns Gaza and the West Bank in it's entirety for some nut jobs shooting rockets into Israel for far worse atrocities than some kidnapped soldiers.

Where is your logic good Sir?



posted on Jan, 10 2010 @ 09:11 PM
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A disgusted Arab immigrant friend here in Canada tells me that educated Palestinians all know how their leaders have calculated their industry evenues (Palestinian death and suffering) like bookkeepers. A video with a weeling parent carrying a dead baby means a million dollars from Norway, et al within a week.

A lalrge budget is allocated to propaganda with PR firms in Lebanon hired to co-ordinate faked shootouts, atrocities, etc. One once on Youtube where a supposedly dead kid falls off a stretcher and climbs back on.

The true criminals are the leaders of the Palestinians. Arafat's fat wife in Paris was getting $22 million a moth sent to here. The Gazan chief of police on a $1500 a month salary owned millions worth of homes and property.

None of this is any secret in the Arab world.



posted on Jan, 10 2010 @ 09:16 PM
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Originally posted by mmiichael

A disgusted Arab immigrant friend here in Canada tells me that educated Palestinians all know how their leaders have calculated their industry evenues (Palestinian death and suffering) like bookkeepers. A video with a weeling parent carrying a dead baby means a million dollars from Norway, et al within a week.



I have 2 Israeli's sitting on the couch with me, laughing at all the

people who defend them. They say they control the media, the US and even

control the allied troops.

[edit on 10-1-2010 by Sean48]



posted on Jan, 10 2010 @ 09:18 PM
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www.youtube.com...

The innocent children of gaza strip?
To know what I mean you must watch the video.



posted on Jan, 10 2010 @ 09:27 PM
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Originally posted by mmiichael

A disgusted Arab immigrant friend here in Canada tells me that educated Palestinians all know how their leaders have calculated their industry revenues (Palestinian death and suffering) like bookkeepers. A video with a weeling parent carrying a dead baby means a million dollars from Norway, et al within a week.

A large budget is allocated to propaganda with PR firms in Lebanon hired to co-ordinate faked shootouts, atrocities, etc. One once on Youtube where a supposedly dead kid falls off a stretcher and climbs back on.

The true criminals are the leaders of the Palestinians. Arafat's fat wife in Paris was getting $22 million a moth sent to here. The Gazan chief of police on a $1500 a month salary owned millions worth of homes and property.

None of this is any secret in the Arab world.


Yes you are absolutely right about this.

But please, ask your disgusted Arab friend who the leaders of Israel sit down and have large banquet meals with? Ask him who he has seen the prim ministers of Israel shake hands with? Who is Israel willing to sit down at the table and make deals toward peace with?

Is it the People who genuinely want to see Palestinian children sleep safe at night and go to school and drink clean water and have a life? Or is it the two faced piece of crap like Arafat who would willingly sign away any land left to the Palestinian people for pennies on the dollar so his wife can gorge her fat face?

I'll give you a hint. The people Israel does not want to deal with gets a bullet.......or a missile in the head. The ones Israel loves to deal with get poisoned once they are of no use.


[edit on 10-1-2010 by Izarith]



posted on Jan, 10 2010 @ 09:40 PM
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Originally posted by Izarith

Yes you are absolutely right about this.

But please, ask your disgusted Arab friend who the leaders of Israel sit down and have large banquet meals with? Ask him who he has seen the prim ministers of Israel shake hands with? Who is Israel willing to sit down at the table and make deals toward peace with?

Is is the People who genuinely want to see Palestinian children sleep safe at night and go to school and drink clean water and have a life? Or is it the two faced piece of crap like Arafat who would willingly sign away any land left to the Palestinian people for pennies on the dollar so his wife can gorge her fat face?

I'll give you a hint. The people Israel does not want to deal with gets a bullet.......or a missile in the head. The ones Isabel loves to deal with get poisoned once they are of no use.


I'd tell you exactly how Israelis think and feel about the Palestinians if I though this was a forum of reasonable adults. But it's a kid's clubhouse unfortunately.

Arafat's mentor, al-Husseini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem was on a rampage to exterminate all Jews in the Middle East as soon as he was appointed in 1921 after the British took control of the remains of the Ottoman Empire. He joined forces with the Nazis, worked for them in Berlin and pushed for Nazi style concentration camps in Arab countries.

When the Arabs who call themselves Palestinians, almost all recent immigrants from Egypt, Transjordan, Lebanon, Iraq - failed in their attempt to destroy the Jewish state the day it was created in 1948 and fled - the Israelis invited them back. They declined and this hardened animosity was the beginning of their self-imposed suffering.

With Gaza being the test and Hamas blowing it, Israel is certain now the Arab League hs only one intention - to overcome and destroy Israel and kill as many Jews as they can. May sound harsh, but it's not a secret that is the singular goal.

So Israelis treat them accordingly - not trusting anything they promise.

Were the Palestinian leaders to negotiate in good faith an amicable sharing and co-operation could be achieved. Iran tells Hamas it will fund them only if they work towards the destruction of Israel. Saudi King Abdullah tells Fatah he will only fund them if they work towards the destruction of Israel and the Jews.

Israel stoically watches as the Palestinian leaders grab money and use their people as pawns. More death and more suffering means more sympathy. It's about extorting charity money not freedom and homeland.

That's it in a nutshell. Anything else you hear is propaganda.

I'm sure no one here will accept this.


M


[edit on 10-1-2010 by mmiichael]



posted on Jan, 10 2010 @ 09:42 PM
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You write nice stories.

Any proof, links to back up your stories.




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