Category: medical

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’54 Palestinians die’ as Israel refuses clinical permits

Israel was responsible for at least 54 Palestinian deaths last year as it rejected hundreds of medical permit requests it received from Gaza residents seeking treatment outside the besieged strip, rights groups have said. In a joint statement on Tuesday, the Gaza-based Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP), and…

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Israa Jaabis: Israel neglecting prisoner’s scientific need

“I feel scared when I look at my face in the mirror, so imagine what others must feel when they look at me.” Those are the words of Israa Jaabis, a 33-year-old Palestinian mother from Jerusalem, who has been languishing in Hasharon, the only Israeli prison for Palestinian female prisoners. She is accused by Israel of attempted…