The Gaza health crisis: Why reduce suffering when you can just blame Israel

JNS
Gaza’s self-inflicted health crisis shows why peace remains a fantasy
by Evelyn Gordon
February 13, 2019

Gaza’s health system is on the verge of collapse, Israeli defense officials warned last week. Their report echoed an international aid agency’s findings that Gaza hospitals are severely short of doctors, especially specialists, and lack 60 percent of necessary medications, including basics like painkillers and antibiotics. Entire hospital departments have closed due to the inability to offer treatment, and patients with cancer, diabetes or renal failure are simply being sent home. You might think this situation would prompt at least one of the Palestinians’ two rival governments to take action. But you’d be wrong. READ MORE

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