Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Hamas could have had a field hospital too

Carl in Jerusalem
Israel Matzav
26 January '10

Former IDF southern commander Yom Tov Samia reminds us that Hamas could have had a field hospital just like the one the IDF deployed in Haiti during and at the end of Operation Cast Lead. Hamas turned it down. Two weeks later, Israel closed it because there were no patients.

First, let's remember some facts before criticizing the relief mission for the victims in Haiti. Israel and the Israel Defense Forces gave Gazans the option to be treated at a field hospital near the Erez crossing (both during Operation Cast Lead and afterward). Who prevented this? That's right, Hamas.

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