Israeli Hospital Partners With Church to Treat Palestinian Children

February 27, 2013 2:40 pm 2 comments

Asaf Harofe Hospital, Rishon LeZion, Israel. The medical center is partnering with the Jerusalem-based Living Bread International Church to treat Palestinian children in a new venture titled “Rescue the Child.” Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

An Israeli hospital near Tel Aviv is partnering with the Living Bread International Church to provide medial care to children in Gaza and the West Bank. The Jerusalem-based church and the Assaf Harofeh Medical Center are calling the project “Rescue the Child.”

Israeli and Palestinian authorities have approved the coordination of the project and the moving of the patients from Gaza and the West Bank into Israel for treatment. “It is such a move of God to reach out in love and compassion to children, who are in a state of hopelessness. Isn’t it like God to team up a Church and a Jewish hospital to show love to the enemies of Israel during this time?” said Karen Dunham, director of Living Bread International Church according to the Christian News Wire. Dunham has been dubbed by news sources as “the Mother Theresa of Israel.”

“I believe that as an Israeli citizen, we always have a right to defend ourselves from any aggression. However, we will always stretch out our hand for peace and show compassion to the suffering of children,” said Aharon Cholow, the director of international resources for Friends of Assaf Harofeh.

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  • Thank you for running a love story. The Jewish people have a war against terrorism but never against an innocent child.

    • i wonder what is defined as an “innocent child”. My own recent research has led me into the distressing area of Israeli military law, and how hundreds of Palestinian children a year are abducted, interrogated, often physically abused and locked up for months. Their crimes? Throwing stones at people who they perceive to to be their oppressors. Young Jewish settlers who do the same thing go virtually unpunished. Normalisation schemes are undoubtedly to be welcomed, but they will not bring a solution without policy changes.

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