Published on Feb 13, 2013
To put more pressure on besieged Palestinians, Israel has increased its pressure on patients seeking medical treatment outside of the enclave.
Patients who require medical treatment abroad are systemically interrogated and blackmailed into working as spies for Tel-Aviv in turn for them to be granted exit permits.
Several Gazan patients were arrested at the Erez crossing this week for their refusal to collaborate with Israel. The Palestinian ministry of health in Gaza has condemned the blackmail of Gazan patients.