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Palestinians Continue to Receive Medical Care in Israel

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The Edith Wolfson Medical Center, Holon, Israel. Photo: Deror Avi via Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.orgEven as Gaza-based terrorists continue to fire rockets at Israel, Palestinian children are receiving medical care at the Edith Wolfson Medical Center in the central Israeli city of Holon.

On Tuesday, as on every Tuesday for the past 18 years, children from Gaza and the West Bank arrived at the hospital for routine medical checks as part of the Israeli-based international humanitarian project Save a Child’s Heart, which provides life-saving medical care for children born with heart defects.

“In our experience, there has never been a situation where the children did not come here,” Dr. Alona Raucher, a senior cardiologist at the hospital, told Israel Hayom. “We know how to separate outside circumstances from medicine and saving lives.”

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On Tuesday, newborn Abdul Rahman Wahdan and his grandmother, Maliha Khateb, left Wolfson to return to their home in the northern Gaza town of Beit Hanoun.

Abdul came to the hospital less than a month ago, when he was only 11 days old. He was suffering from a severe heart defect and was operated on in Israel.

“I appreciate and respect the treatment we received here,” Khateb said. “We did not face any discrimination. I don’t care what they will say in Gaza, I saw the reality here.”

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