Palestinian Makes Hefty Donation to Israeli Hospital That Saved His Life

Palestinian Makes Hefty Donation to Israeli Hospital That Saved His Life

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In recognition of the life-saving treatment he received several months ago, an anonymous top Palestinian official has just made a massive donation of tens of thousands of shekels to an Israeli hospital.

The official of the Palestinian Authority, a man in his 40s known only as M, had been hospitalized at Rambam Medical Center in Haifa for a cancerous tumor earlier this year. As he was there, he was struck by how the hospital’s staff treated Palestinians and Israelis with equal attention, compassion, and diligence.

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He was also moved by the amount of children who were residents from Gaza and the West Bank.

“When I arrived at Rambam, I saw a medical team that treats its patients with dedication, but I also saw the suffering of sick children,” said M, according to a statement. “Palestinian children, Israelis, Syrians, and children from other countries who are being treated at Rambam for serious illnesses and are in need of all the help they can get.

“I decided to make a donation to help save human lives apart from any political considerations.

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“Both Israeli and Palestinian societies suffer from violence and I am striving for a situation where we all can contribute to peace and health: to treat children, save lives, share knowledge, and train Palestinian doctors at Rambam, in order to improve the state of the health systems and the capacity to treat people in the PA areas, and to encourage others to donate and contribute to the betterment of health within our two nations.”

“Medicine is a bridge between peoples and my hope is that with the help of this small contribution and others like it in the future, we will all see a better tomorrow,” M added.

M’s donation will go towards the construction of a new recovery room for children undergoing chemotherapy in the .

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