13 Feb 2014
Israel denies medical treatment after mention of a State
The latest skirmish between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, not settlements or refugees, but stationery.
Israel rejected the applications of dozens of medical patients in the Gaza Strip seeking to travel for treatment in Israel or the West Bank this week because the paper they were printed on bore the logo “State of Palestine” rather than “Palestinian Authority.”
So medical assistance is denied because of a Logo, I wonder what Holocaust victims would think of Israel treating people in this way over a sheet of paper
I wonder, do they realize how stupid they look carrying on about such things.
Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, ordered that the state logo be used on all official correspondence shortly after he won the status of nonmember observer state for Palestine at the United Nations on Nov. 29, 2012, over vehement Israeli objections.
Guy Inbar, a spokesman for the Israeli agency that coordinates movement and other activities with the Palestinian Authority, said that it had always refused to accept such documents.
Now, each side is accusing the other of turning a piece of paper into a political provocation.
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