Injured Palestinian Civilians Receive Medical Care in Israel

Photo: IDF (Zahal) Spokesperson

Two Palestinian youths were transferred from Gaza to Israel to receive medical treatment at Israeli hospitals.

Date: 31/12/2008, 7:58 PM     Author: Tal Moise

Two Palestinian youths were transferred from Gaza to Israel to receive medical treatment at Israeli hospitals. The Gazan youths were injured during IAF strikes on Hamas targets, which include weapons manufacturing and storage facilities, terror operative training camps, and other facilities that are crucial to Hamas’s terrorist infrastructure in the Gaza Strip. The youths were transferred to Israel via the Erez crossing. In addition to the two youth, approximately 20 chronically ill were transferred from the Shifa Hospital in the Gaza Strip to Israeli hospitals.

Despite the continuous and extensive rocket attacks on Israel from the Gaza Strip, the largest humanitarian aid transfer since the beginning of this operation took place on Tuesday afternoon (Dec. 30). 93 trucks containing humanitarian aid donations such as food and medical supplies from several different countries and international organizations were transferred through Israel into the Gaza Strip. The World Food Programme (WFP) transferred flour; CARE (Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere) provided medical supplies; UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) transferred powdered milk, sugar, rice and cooking oil; the World Health Organization (WHO) transferred medical supplies and medication; and the Health Ministry of the Palestinian National Authority in Ramallah sent, among other things, basic food and supplies.

The IDF (Zahal) Spokesperson wishes to emphasize that the IDF (Zahal) will continue its operations in the Gaza Strip and will target terrorists, in addition to anyone who harbors terrorists or provides any type of assistance in relation to terrorist activities.