Israeli Health Minister ‘directs public hospitals NOT to treat “cursed and despicable” Hamas terrorists’ and instead focus fully on treating victims and IDF soldiers
Israel’s health minister reportedly issued a directive Wednesday afternoon instructing hospitals in his country to refuse to treat captured terrorists.
According to the Jerusalem Post, Moshe Arbel wrote in his directive that Israeli hospitals should give priority to Hamas victims and IDF soldiers as the country’s medical system becomes strained.
“Since the beginning of the fighting, the issue of treating the damned and despicable terrorists of Hamas within public hospitals has piled up a tremendous strain on the health system,” he wrote.
“In these difficult times, the health system must fully focus on treating the victims of the criminal massacre, the IDF soldiers and the preparedness for the future.
“The task of providing for and treating reprehensible terrorists within the public health system significantly undermines these efforts and therefore, under my leadership, the public health system will not treat them.
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Israeli Health Minister Moshe Arbel called on Wednesday for hospitals in Israel to stop treating Hamas terrorists
“The handling of the case should be entrusted to the IDF or the Shin Bet, and of course the Ministry of Health is ready and willing to assist these bodies, as needed,” he concluded.
The minister called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has vowed that Israel will kill any member of Hamas, to issue instructions to the relevant entities to begin implementing his directive.
On Wednesday evening, following the order, the Sourasky Medical Center in Tel Aviv announced that a terrorist who had been brought to the hospital had not been admitted to the emergency room.
Instead he was taken to the prison service clinic in Ramle for medical treatment.
On Saturday, Iranian-backed Palestinian terrorists attacked Israel in a coordinated attack that has so far claimed the lives of 1,200 Israelis, some of whom were raped, burned alive and mercilessly beheaded by Hamas agents.
Thousands more have been injured and are being treated in overcrowded Israeli hospitals.
On Wednesday, residents in Gaza faced increased uncertainty after the territory’s only power plant ran out of fuel and shut down. Over the weekend, Prime Minister Netanyahu declared war on Hamas and made it clear that Gaza would feel the impact of Israel’s retaliation for decades to come.
This week, Israeli airstrikes destroyed entire neighborhoods and sent people scrambling for safety. From here, only the escalation of the war is expected.
Netanyahu has promised that his army will ensure the death of any Hamas operative.
Israeli President Isaac Herzog visited Israelis injured after Hamas attacks
Israeli hospitals across the country have struggled to absorb hundreds and hundreds of terror victims and wounded IDF soldiers
A victim was rushed to an Israeli hospital after the terrorist attacks by Hamas
Palestinians in the West Bank city of Nablus celebrate on October 7, 2023, after terrorists from the Gaza Strip infiltrated Israel
An IDF soldier reacts and covers his face before removing the body of a civilian killed days earlier in an attack by Hamas militants on October 10, 2023 in Kfar Aza, Israel
The aftermath of Israeli airstrikes in Gaza on October 10, 2023. Israeli airstrikes hit Gaza on Tuesday, leveling entire districts in retaliation for Saturday’s Hamas terror attacks.
Since Saturday, the brutality of Hamas’s mass terror attack has become much clearer.
Kibbutzim in southern Israel were massacred. Hundreds of dead bodies, some mutilated and mutilated, were found by IDF soldiers scattered across the ground.
IDF soldiers were shocked to discover the bodies of 40 dead Israeli babies – some of whom had reportedly been decapitated.
The Israeli counteroffensive began on Tuesday in full swing and is expected to continue to increase in the coming days.
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