The second Aya abu Mouwais opens her eyes she starts crying. The 3-year-old is in pain every waking moment and has been for two years.
She is suffering from oxalosis, a condition which occurs when the kidneys fail. Doctors in Israel say if the Palestinian girl doesn’t have a liver and kidney transplant she could die within months.
The round trip to the Israeli hospital of Rambam in Haifa is five hours. Each journey involves a 45-minute drive from their West Bank home to the border crossing where it can take up to an hour to enter into Israel. Then the family drives for another 45 minutes to the hospital for treatment.
Suhair has to carry her daughter as Aya can no longer walk. When they arrive at the hospital, the toddler undergoes four hours of dialysis, a treatment paid for by the Palestinian Authority.
Professor Israel Zelikovic, one of the Israeli doctors treating Aya said: “Simply, this dialysis treatment is life-saving for her, without daily dialysis therapy she would not live.”
But dialysis is not enough anymore. Her doctors say if she doesn’t have liver and kidney transplants she will not last a year.
Her parents are acutely aware of that. But only Israeli citizens are allowed organ transplants in Israel unless the patient sources organs themselves.
Now, before you start to strap that suicide vest on, take a second. Poor little Aya’s treatment is already being paid for by what is laughingly called the government, and is being given by Israel. Just for starters.
Instead of praising Israel for accepting Arab patients from terrorist-run Gaza, CNN leads the reader to think that Israel is the villain.
The article describes the family having to drive back and forth to a Haifa hospital every day, including a wait at the Gaza crossing. No mention is made that the passage point has been used by terrorists.
Last year, a sick woman in Gaza used the crossing on her way to Soroka Medical center in Be’er Sheva, where she planned to blow herself up in a suicide attack. She was stopped by attentive guards.
After CNN continues to describe the plight of the little girl, who undergoes dialysis treatments that have “made her bones brittle” to the point that she has a broken arm, the writer then points out the medical care is paid for by the Palestinian Authority but then adds the PA has no money for liver and kidney transplants in Belgium, at a cost of approximately $700,000.
Instead of noting the medical care the girl receives at Haifa, CNN implicitly blames Israel for not providing an organ transplant because “only Israeli citizens are allowed organ transplants in Israel unless the patient sources organs themselves.” The article fails to note that the policy is very common in many countries, who consider their own citizens a priority.
CNN also does not refer to the general shortage of organs in Israel, a small country where many Jewish patients have died waiting for a donor.
No questions are raised in the article why there is no organ transplants available in Gaza and why the Palestinian Authority has not asked for financial help from the United States European countries, which have channeled billions of dollars to the PA the past several years for new vehicles and for paying Arabs to takeover and build on Israeli government land in Judea and Samaria.
The author also igored the fact that despite the takeover of Gaza by Hamas terrorists, Israel each month allows hundreds of sick Arabs to receive care in Israeli hospitals, often at government expense, while forwarding humanitarian aid, much of which is confiscated by Hamas or sold at a profit.
You have to actively despise something to be so false about it. What did Israel ever do to CNN to earn such loathing?