Jews for Justice for Palestinians, June 29, 2017

Dr Huyehia: “The depressing thing is that the parents themselves have given up; they have lost all hope to save their children. It’s terrible.” Photo shows a young girl who has been diagnosed with cancer and her mother at al-Rantisi children’s hospital in Gaza City, Gaza, April 6, 2017. Photo by Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images

Gaza’s children suffer as Hamas, PA continue conflict

Five Israeli doctors discuss their recent visit to Gaza, where disease is rampant, medication is disappearing and medical patients have given up hope.

trans. Sandy Bloom, Al Monitor
June 29, 2017

Dr. Ra’ad Haj Yehia, a member of the Physicians for Human Rights-Israel (PHRI) organization, returned on June 26 from the Gaza Strip.

[...] In an interview with Al-Monitor, Yehia says he has not been able to get back into his routine since his return from Gaza after four intensive days of treating patients. “I simply could not bear it; I’m going [home] sick. I saw innocent children who died for no reason, through no fault of their own. The situation is unbearable.” 

[...] Yehia says that when he wrote prescriptions for sick children, there were parents who told him not to bother because they have no money to buy the medications. “They don’t even have money to buy milk,” he noted.