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May 14, 2008

Dead Gazan Returns to Life

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We had earlier reported on false claims by the World Health Organization regarding permits for sick Gazans to enter Israel for treatment.

It seems that Physicians for Human Rights is also guilty of issuing false reports concerning sick Gazans. The latest from Ynet is:

Muhammad al-Harrani, a father of six from Gaza diagnosed with cancer who reportedly died while waiting for a permit to enter Israel, miraculously "came back to life." This was not the result of a miracle, but rather, just part of the tactics used by al-Harrani's family in a bid to secure a permit for him.

Al-Harrani is currently awaiting an entry permit into Israel, so that he can undergo head surgery at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center and receive radiation and chemotherapy treatment. At the end of April he was summoned to a questioning session at the Erez Crossing as part of the permit process, but the session was postponed by a week.

On the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day, al-Harrani’s story was published. His family reported to the “Physicians for Human Rights? organization that he died. “The sick man could not withstand the wait for the permit,? claimed Ran Yaron, Director of the Occupied Territories Department who blamed the Shin Bet for adopting cruel policies against cancer patients.

However, the next day, the organization discovered that al-Harrani was still alive. Members of group estimated that his brother, who reported the death, “killed? him so he does not report to the questioning session.

“This is a rare case where a family member knowingly provided false information to the organization,? Physicians for Human Rights said. “Usually, the organization receives information from the families and from the hospitals, but in this case the information was received from the family and was not confirmed by the hospital."

Sadly, family members providing false information is not as rare as PHR would like us to believe. From patients dying and returning to life to Gazans forging documents to pose as students enrolled in American universities, there is no shortage of (mis)information indicating the need to read NGO reports on the Palestinian situation with skepticism.

Posted by TS at May 14, 2008 02:24 AM


I cannot understand why Israel supplies any aid
any supplies any medicine any food or any
anything to Gaza. The inhabitants of Gaza would
like to see all Israelies pushed into the sea and
drowned,and that would be the more merciful way
to kill them.The arab counties are flush with oil
money.I would shut the border down completely,
station the army there and let their Arab friends
and neighbors supply what they need.I would't
worry about " world opinion " Regardless of what
Israel does, they are condemned.

Posted by: Dan Snyder at May 28, 2008 06:44 PM

I have to agree with David Snyder. No matter what Israel does, it is viewed in a negative light. Palestinians who hate Israel and want to see Jews dead, willingly accept electricity, water purification, the best in medical care, and freedom of speech from those whom they would see dead. I wish the Israelis would stop providing all of these things. Let the Palestinians look to their oil rich ideological brothers, and when they are not forthcoming, let them focus their anger on them instead of Israel.

Posted by: Vivian Flamm at May 29, 2008 01:27 PM

I agree 100% with Dan. It appears as if world opinion is more important than our survival. There is no other word for this except insanity.
Who gives arms and aid TO ONE'S ENEMY?

Posted by: jewishamericanpatriot at May 29, 2008 02:22 PM

War is suicuide, Peace is surrender. Gentlemen, please chose one so we can all get back to wotk.

Posted by: MARTIN KESSLER at May 30, 2008 01:51 AM

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