Palestinian Officials Turn Medical Treatment in Israel into a Profitable Business


How do Palestinian patients obtain permits to receive medical treatment in Israel? By paying bribes to senior Palestinian officials in the West Bank and Gaza, the Gatestone Institute reports.

At the same time, Palestinians whose lives are not in danger but who pretend they are – including relatives of senior PA and Hamas officials – receive permits to travel to Israel and other countries under the pretext of medical emergency, while those who cannot afford to pay the bribes can wait years before obtaining such permits.

Hamas and PA officials have turned medical care into a business that earns them hundreds of thousands of dollars per year.

David Steger – Israel