Palestinians receive devoted care at Israeli hospital

COGAT, Maj. Gen. Eitan Dangot, visits Palestinian patient, Raida Elian, treated at an Israeli hospital after a severe car accident, one of many such patients

Date: 04/03/2012, 6:40 PM     Author: Uriyah Baumer, COGAT Website

Coordinator of Government Activity in the Territories (COGAT), Maj. Gen. Eitan Dangot visited Raida Elian, a 37 year old Palestinian woman treated at an Israeli hospital after injured in a bus accident that took place approximately two weeks ago south of Ramallah.

Treated at the Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv, Elian is suffering from severe burns in her lower body. Maj. Gen. Dangot visited her along with hospital officials and Civil Administration Health Coordinator, Mrs. Dalia Bassa. They also held a meeting discussing the relationship and coordination between the Civil Administration, COGAT and the Palestinians to save human life.

Elian thanked Mrs. Bassa for the effective coordination that to an extent saved her life, and thanked the medical staff for their treatment.

An additional 25 Palestinians injured at the same bus accident were treated at Israeli hospitals. COGAT, along with the Civil Administration in Judea and Samaria and the Civil Administration Health Coordinator maintained constant contact with the Palestinians and simultaneously evacuated the injured to nearby hospitals and contained the accident.

Every week COGAT and the IDF (Zahal) coordinated the treatment of hundreds of medical patients at Israeli hospitals, who cross from both the Gaza Strip and Judea and Samaria into Israel accompanied by chaperones. COGAT assists in matters of health, education, agriculture and infrastructure on a daily basis.

COGAT is a unit within the IDF (Zahal) responsible for transport of aid into Judea and Samaria and the Gaza Strip. It works with the Coordination and Liaison Administration (CLA) of the Gaza Strip and West Bank’s Civil Administration to facilitate entrance of supplies such as gas, building materials, electrical appliances, ceramic parts, wheat and other foods, hygienic products and more.