Palestinians hate Israelis. The Gazans want Israel wiped off the map, they lob rockets across the border with regularity, and yet when they need medical assistance where do they go? Israel.
Hamas PM Ismail Haniyeh's brother-in-law had major heart troubles about 4 months ago (cardiac arrest) and there were no hospitals in Gaza that could adequately treat him. They had the opportunity to go to an Egyptian facility, but no, they opted to go to the Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva, Israel.
After his sister, Suhila Abed el-Salam Ahmed Haniyeh, and her hubby received permission to travel to Israel, they were transported to the Erez border crossing by a Palestinian ambulance. From there they were taken by Israeli ambulance to the hospital were they spent a week before being released and shipped back to Gaza.
But this wasn't an isolated case. Well over 100,000 Palestinians were treated in Israel in 2011, and Palestinian doctors are trained in Israeli hospitals. And remember that young would-be female suicide bomber who was headed for the hospital outpatient clinic where she had been treated for 6 months for serious burns from an accident? How's that for gratitude.
And as for Haniyeh? I'm sure it made not one whit of a difference. He just blamed Israel for the attack on the 16 Egyptian soldiers, and will continue to advocate for Israel's destruction- even though that would mean thousands of Palestinians would die with no Israeli hospitals to treat them. But that's what happens when you add ignorance to a hate-filled mindset.
Source: Al Arabiya