04.06.2018 - 14:45 [ Times of Israel ]

Israeli doctors urge 14 Gaza cancer patients be allowed out for treatment

More than 30 Israeli doctors appealed to the Health and Defense ministries urging them to grant permits for 14 female Palestinian cancer patients from the Gaza Strip to enter Israel and the West Bank for treatment, saying delays could be fatal.

Thirty-one oncologists signed a letter to the ministry and the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) highlighting the plight of patients due to the increasing difficulty in traveling for treatment following a tightening of entry permit policies, according to Physicians for Human Rights–Israel.