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August 7, 2012 2:44 pm

Hamas Leader’s Brother-In-Law Received Medical Care In Israel

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Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh. Photo: www.israellycool.com.

Israeli Daily Yediot Achronot revealed today that recently, the sister of Hamas terror chief Ismail Haniyeh accompanied her sick husband to receive emergency medical treatment at the Rabin Medical Center in Israel.

Suhila Abd el-Salam arrived in Israel with her husband four months ago when he suffered a severe cardiac arrest and could not receive treatment in the Gaza Strip hospitals. The couple requested permission to cross the border into Israel to receive the emergency medical care that he needed. The patient was taken by Palestinian ambulance to the Erez Crossing, where he was given over to the care of Magen David Adom and escorted by two police vehicles to the hospital.

Haniyeh sister escorted him throughout the process as the couple stayed in the hospital for about a week until his condition stabilized. Following treatment the couple returned to the Gaza Strip.

Permits for Palestinians to cross the border into Israel are meticulously checked by Hamas, even when dealing with figures close to Haniyah as in this case. Crossing the border to Israel is considered a sensitive and complex issue, to be kept absolutely secret. In fact, other relatives of the Palestinian Prime Minister suggested sending his brother-in-law to a hospital in Egypt, where the medical care is relatively advanced. In the end they chose the Rabin Medical Center in Petah Tikva, according to the report.

Israeli officials declined to comment on the story, and the Rabin Medical Center announced that they are unable to disclose the details of the case

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  • Lioness

    It is really nice that without prejudice Israel will treat sick people.

    I am only sad that in return we get fired rockets and mortars.

  • Jonathan

    what a great paradox – Israeli ambulances line up at the border to take sick Palestinians in need of medical care to Israeli hospitals, and on the other side of the border other sick palestinians line up their rocket launchers and plot how to kill and maim more than one million Israelis who are in range of the rockets they fire at Israel. there must be a UN Security Council condemnation of Israel in here somewhere.

    sadly, I dont suspect that the Haniyeh family will sit around their Iftar mean and talk about the virtues of Israel’s mecical system or ethics that Israelis play, and would doubt that they’ll even send a thank you note.

  • Obviously this woman and her husband are not members of Hamas. Hamas members are required by virtue of the Hamas charter to kill Jews wherever they find. To be in Israel and not kill Jews would make them apostates if they were members of HAMAS..and all other HAMAS members would be required to kill them.


    • Joy

      Righhhhttt…. I know you’re being super sarcastic; but even if this were truly the situation, the man was at death’s door and probably couldn’t even lift a serviette!!

      Personally, even though Israel provided life-saving medical assistance – and it’s entirely probable that they’ll go back to Gaza and cause mucho mischief and say hateful anti-Semitic things, what Israel – and its Jews – do to help others, even their enemies, is legendary – and I wouldn’t want any of that to change one iota!

      OK, it’s a totally selfish reason, but it makes ME feel good that Israel can be this noble – even in the face of its sworn mortal enemy! And the fact that the Hamas POS – or even the entire world, for that matter – still denigrate Israel and will NEVER acknowledge such moral superiority, what Israel does is what G-d commands that we ALL do – even to/for our sworn enemies!

      It is Tikkum Olam writ large!! Way to go, Israel!