Israel-Palestine News Compiler

De facto government to attempt sending patients abroad without PA consent

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on April 1, 2009

The PA Ministry of Health in Ramallah had announced that permits would no longer be issued for Gazans injured during the three-week Israel war on the area, after concluding local hospitals could handle the surgeries. Minister of Health for the caretaker government Fathi Abu Moghli noted at the time that patients who could not be treated still had access to permits when necessary.

Because Egypt does has not recognized the de facto Gaza government as a legitimate body since its takeover of the Gaza Strip in 2007, in order for Gazans to leave the Strip permissions must be secured from PA government officials.

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