Skip to comments.'Dead Gazan' alive and kicking ["Died of cancer" while waiting for permission to enter Israel]
Posted on 05/13/2008 8:30:35 AM PDT by Alouette
Rights group got it wrong: Gaza cancer patient who 'died while waiting for permit' still alive
Meital Yasur-Beit Or Published: 05.13.08, 17:42 / Israel News
Stayin' alive: 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-Harranis 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."
Meanwhile, the Shin Bet sent the organization an angry response: We view these harsh accusations on your part with great severity; not even a minimal inquiry into the facts was conducted. The Shin Bet noted that due to the suspicion of his involvement in terror activities, al-Harrani was indeed called in for a security check, and it was indeed postponed by a week.
Since al-Harrani did not arrive at the questioning session, he will have to bear the consequences or future damage that may be caused to him, in line with his refusal to cooperate in the procedure, the Shin Bet said.
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Why not have it DONE at a GAZA Hospital? Oh, wait, I know why, they would rather be TORRORISTS then create a SOCIETY that'll help the CITIZENS of GAZA.
>>Since al-Harrani did not arrive at the questioning session, he will have to bear the consequences or future damage that may be caused to him, in line with his refusal to cooperate in the procedure, the Shin Bet said.
If the guy is “dead”, then he doesn’t need treatment. His application for entry ought to be dismissed.
So the startegy is: "Maybe they will give me medical attention if they think I'm dead"?
Wasn’t there another story like this? Some dead guy shows up alive...
It makes perfect sense.
In bizarro world...
Yeah, I think I might have heard something about that in Sunday School when I was a kid. I don’t remember the details.
He prefers to be addressed by his title: Kapo Ran Yaron.
I wonder if these nutjobs have thought ahead enough to wonder where they’re going to get medical treatment once they finally get their way and push Isreal into the sea.
Israel. I mean.
You just don't understand. He died but then he got better.
I’m wondering if, if he’s reported dead, he is then dropped from a security checkpoint list but can forge ahead with other steps in the process. In our own government, it is clear that the left hand often doesn’t know what the right hand is doing.
What’s disturbing is the way the western press eats these lies up. No matter how many of them are proven to be lies, they just keep shoveling them out, one after another, and nary a look back or an apology or retraction when they are disproved.
Exactly why is it that Israel has a duty to provide healthcare for Palestinians in perpetuity? Emergencies, yes. But the western press and intellectuals seem to think that no matter how many times the Palestinians abuse the Israeli healthcare system, or plant bombs in ambulances, they have no obligation to build hospitals and clinics of their own, to provide for their own people. It’s not as if the west doesn’t give them an endless supply of cash.
Rare case my big brown @$$!!!
They are too busy hiring private goons, explosive vests, hate TV, qassim rockets and AK-47's
Israel should have NOTHING to do with health care or any other services for the viper’s den that is bent upon annihilating Israel.
Gaza should be sealed off more thoroughly than ever from Israel - no support of any kind. If Egypt wants to help the Pali-Nazis that’s their business, but this constant assumption that it’s up to Israel to do anything for that nest of terrorists is ridiculous.
Did this guy have a green helmet?
Why isn’t he getting his health care from one of the surrounding muslim nations...??
Just another example of the centuries-old "blood libel." For hundreds upon hundreds of years, there have been millions of people around the world ready to believe even the most outlandish claims about the "evil" of Jews. The people of England maintained a vituperative animosity towards Jews through nearly four hundred years when not a single Jew lived on the British Isles. This broad-based sentiment founded in century after century of libel is what Hitler tapped into to accomplish the murder of six million Jews. It's been such a constant throughout history one might reasonably despair whether it will ever change.
That makes way too much sense.
The Palestinians are, as usual, their own worst enemy.
America has spent over a Hundred Million Tax Bucks building hospitals for the terrorists, why did he not go to one of them instead of trying to go to a Jewish one. I thought they hated Jews?