MembersPalestinian Leaders in Israeli Hospitals

The Palestinian leadership’s refusal to empathize with the Jewish people hasn’t stood in the way of Israel providing sometimes life-saving medical treatment to those same leaders and their families.

By Edy Cohen |
Photo: Nati Shohat/Flash90

Just last year, Israel sent one of its leading medical experts to Ramallah after Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas contracted an ear infection that developed into pneumonia. Abbas’ own doctors at the time warned that he was near death.

In 2016, Abbas’ brother, Abu Luay, who lives in relative luxury in Qatar, chose to come to Israel for treatment after being diagnosed...

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