Tuesday, 22 Jan 2019

Gaza is dubbed as the largest open jail in the world because this things


Anak-anak di GazaAnak-anak di Gaza - Israel is responsible for at least 54 Palestinian deaths at last year because refusing hundreds of requests for medical permission from Gaza residents to seeking treatment outside the besieged route, human rights groups say.


In a statement on Tuesday 13 February 2018, the Gaza-based Al Mezan Human Rights Center, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Medical Assistance for Palestinians (MAP), and the Israeli Physician for Human Rights (PHRI), highlighted Israel's urgent need for the end of its decade-long siege on the Gaza Strip.

In 2017, Israeli authorities approve less than half the requests for medical permission it receives, which is linked to hospitalization and treatment sessions in hospitals in the occupied territories and Israel - the lowest level since 2008.

More than 25,000 permission requests were made to the Israeli authorities. Of these, 719 were rejected, often under the pretext of security. A total of 11,281 other apps are still awaiting approval - which means thousands of people are in a state of peril.

Samir Zaqout, director of Al Mezan, said that there is no real rationale for why patients in need of medical assistance are urging not to get access to the hospital.

"Israel is under a legal obligation to facilitate the freedom of movement of the Palestinian people," he said.

"It was decided when the blockade was not only to refuse Gazans who have the right to free movement, but also to punish those who have the right to access health services."

In 2007, after the victory of Hamas elections, Israel imposed a strict land, air and ground siege on Gaza.

In 2013, neighboring of Egypt, which has largely closed its border crossing with Gaza, blocked the tunnel linking Gaza with Egypt's el-Arish ship, shutting off the only other road off the beaten track. The main alternative is the way through the Erez junction, which moves people to Israel and other occupied territories.


Over the years, Israel has placed obstacles in the way of those seeking medical permission, which facilitate the movement of the sick. For example, pediatric patients should have a guardian over 50 years of age to travel. Children with cancer without a proper guardian, have not been able to access the promise of rescue a mental hospital.


Although Israel agrees between 10 and 15 per cent of permission requests, most applications remain under review for months at a time, forcing many people to reschedule multiple appointments multiple times. Only patients that needing emergency care are eligible to apply for a medical permit, which means more than 25,000 Gazans are between life and death.


Hani, father of a seven-year-old Ruba cancer patient, said his daughter recently rejected a medical permit for the first time in seven years.

"He is not the only one," said Hani, who chose to hide his last name for fear of retaliation.

"I have a daughter who died at the age of seven months," he said as quoted from Al Jazeera.

"He had same cancer, and we lost him six years ago, I do not want to lose another daughter."

Ruba was diagnosed with cancer when he was a toddler. She underwent a bone marrow transplant in January last year in a procedure that cost her family savings. Ruba receives a network donation from her brother.

"I make sure it is my healthiest child, I want him to have the best chance of surviving," Hani said.

But without the necessary care, he was afraid of her daughter's life.

"She's a good girl, she's very pretty and smart," he said. "We are good people and do everything right - we do not face problems with the authorities and our documents are always organized".

Hani said that the family had received permission before the incident on several occasions and was not given a reason for the final refusal. Israel has in the last decade launched three major attacks on Gaza, exacerbating a dire humanitarian situation. With a major fuel and electricity crisis, the United Nations last week warned that Gaza's emergency fuel supply would soon be dry unless it had immediate donor support.


Fuel for generators to operate hospital supplies is largely non-existent. Since 2008, Gaza's population has doubled while medical facilities very limited. With restrictions on access to severe basic services, Gaza is dubbed the world's largest open jail.


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