Where Is the Outcry Against Arab Apartheid?

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This article is reprinted from Hudson New York.

Mohammed Nabil Taha, an 11-year-old Palestinian boy, died this week at the entrance to a Lebanese hospital after doctors refused to help him because his family could not afford to pay for medical treatment.

The tragic case of Taha highlights the plight of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians who live in impoverished refugee camps in Lebanon and who are the victims of an Apartheid system that denies them access to work, education and medical care.

Ironically, the boy’s death at the entrance to the hospital coincided with Israel Apartheid Week, a festival of hatred and incitement organized by anti-Israel activists on university campuses in the US, Canada and other countries.

It is highly unlikely that the folks behind the festival have heard about the case of Taha. Judging from past experiences, it is also highly unlikely that they would publicize the case after they heard about it.

Why should anyone care about a Palestinian boy who is denied medical treatment by an Arab hospital? This is a story that does not have an anti-Israel angle to it.

Can anyone imagine what would have happened if an Israeli hospital had abandoned a boy to die in its parking lot because his father did not have $1,500 to pay for his treatment?

The UN Security Council would hold an emergency session and Israel would be strongly condemned and held responsible for the death of the boy.

All this is happening at a time when tens of thousands of Palestinian patients continue to benefit from treatments in Israeli hospitals.

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  • tanstaafl

    This sort of behavior can only be described as sociopathic.

  • StephenD

    You mean you don’t see how evil Israel is?! So what if all surrounding Arab countries do exactly what they charge Israel of doing, even when there is ample evidence to the contrary. It is of no consequence when they cry against Israel as being inhumane when it is the only humane society in the region. It just doesn't matter that Israel has made concession after concession in pursuit of an ever elusive peace while the Arabs have offered nothing but Israel’s destruction. The Arabs call on the balance of the world in the name of human rights while it subjugates non-Muslims, women and children. Jews are charged with being apes and pigs yet it is the Muslims that bury their own daughters alive for "honor." But we shall never mention that. That would indicate we have reservations with the beliefs of “The Best of Peoples.” Better to go along with the notion that Israel is the bad guy in this. We should keep appeasing the dragon called Islam and rest easy knowing if we “give up” Israel they’ll leave us alone. We can trust our leaders in this….