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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Iraqi parliament protests treatment of sick kids in Israel

I don't know where to start with this one. Biting the hand that feeds you? The Arabs complain when we won't take less-than-desperate medical cases from Gaza and complain when we take desperate cases from Iraq. Is this what the US had in mind when it invaded Iraq and tried to replace Saddam Hussein with a government that would care about its people? Something is really messed up in the Arab psyche here.

The Media Line is reporting that Iraqi MP's are trying to put a stop to an organization that is sending sick Iraqi children to Israel for medical treatment. Can you believe that?
The Iraqi parliament is angry over reports that an organization in the capital has been sending Iraqi children for medical treatment in Israel.

A parliament statement confirmed reports about this enterprise, even though government sources previously said it was untrue, according to Al-Jazeera.

The statement, released by the parliament’s Health and Environment Committee, said the activities of this organization, which is operating out of Baghdad’s Green Zone, was harmful both to the Iraqi people and to the government, since there are no diplomatic relations with Israel at any level, and this practice is a violation of the Arab League’s boycott policy of Israel. [Hey - does this mean we can stop treating all the 'Palestinians' from Gaza? CiJ]

The committee demanded the government investigate the matter and take the necessary legal measures against the organization, if the allegations prove to be accurate.

A source at the Iraqi Health Ministry told Al-Jazeera the organization included Iraqi and American medical doctors and that it worked in conjunction with an Israeli organization.

The Iraqi Health Ministry insisted it had no knowledge of this organization’s operations and that all the sick people the ministry sent outside of Iraq for treatment were sent through legal channels.
The Iraqi parliament is sicker than those kids but in a very different way. I'm glad to hear someone in that country is sane enough to 'dishonor' the Arab boycott and get these kids treatment.

You've all heard that Israel treats kids from Arab countries, but I don't think you realize the extent of it. One of my kids was hospitalized in the children's ward at Ichilov in Tel Aviv in the late 90's for several weeks. The ward was crawling with kids from Jordan who had been sent to Ichilov for treatment they couldn't get there. These kids came with their parents and they weren't charged a dime (this was while King Hussein was still alive so he might have paid something, but I doubt it mattered to the hospital). You'd think the Arab countries would show some appreciation! But no. They'd rather their kids die than admit they're being treated by Jews or thank the Jews for treating them.


At 6:30 PM, Blogger Red Tulips said...

Americans are fighting and dying to protect the Iraqi government...why, exactly???

At 11:58 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Its common knowledge thousands of Arabs go to Israel for medical treatment they can't get at home. But they don't want to admit the hated Jews allow them to live. It just invalidates Arab pride that there's one thing they can't do for themselves. What it also reveals is Jew hatred is so deep rooted that even Jewish kindness is not going to change the image of Israel in the Arab World.

At 12:53 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Something is really messed up in the Arab psyche here.

No Shi'ite ...

They are a society based upon shame, and will never be able to overcome the loss of territory, wars, ...

There is no possible way to assuage them their loss. There is no possible way to enable them to emerge saving face while having a peaceful outcome.

When they talk about how happy they are in the progress they made in '73', when they launched a surprise attack, or when they hand out sweets over the death of women and children, when they purposefully target babies as in the murder of Shalhavet Pass and others ...

There is no reaching accomodation with these "people". It is a waste of time to try.

Stop treating their wounded and sick. Let them go to centers of "Advanced learning" in their arab capitals, and see how good care they can get.

At 8:27 AM, Blogger nachtwache said...

That's sick!


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