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Renske Leijten (SP): ‘Nergens is zoveel geld als in de zorg, het klotst over de randen’

Renske Leijten, nummer twee van de SP.

RUNNING MATES Volkskrant.nl spreekt in de aanloop naar 12 september met de nummers twee op de kieslijsten van de verschillende politieke partijen. Vandaag: Renske Leijten (SP). ‘De SP is nooit een tegenpartij geweest.’

  • SP-lijsttrekker Emile Roemer en SP-Tweede Kamerlid Renske Leijten bij de start van de campagne in het Openluchtmuseum in Arnhem.
  • Renske Leijten

    Geboren 17 maart 1979

    Burgerlijke staat Getrouwd

    Film Intouchables (2011)

    Favoriete muziek ‘Angus en Julia Stone, australische broer en zus, absoluut de moeite waard.’

    Laatste boek HhhH (Himmlers hersens heten Heydrich) van Laurent Binet

    Mooiste dag van uw leven? ‘Er zijn zoveel mooie dagen geweest. Ik ben net getrouwd, in mei, daar denk ik met heel veel plezier aan terug.’

    Hoeveel zetels? ‘30 plus, mag dat niet? 35 plus. Hopelijk de grootste, maar het is echt aan de kiezer.’

  • SP, PvdA, CDA, misschien aangevuld door GroenLinks, dat kan een hele fijne coalitie zijn.

Renske Leijten (33) werd als student lid van de SP. Al die armoede naast zoveel rijkdom, daar begreep ze niks van. Ze werd actief bij jongerenafdeling ROOD en klom op tot voorzitter. De volgende stap, het Tweede Kamerlidmaatschap, volgde in 2006. De afgelopen jaren voerde ze het woord over de zorg en ontpopte zich tot een felle debater. En met succes: twee initiatiefwetsvoorstellen over de thuiszorg kregen steun van het parlement. Nu is ze ‘running mate’ van Emile Roemer, namens de partij die volgens de peilingen althans afstevent op winst. Voor het eerst kan de SP de grootste worden, voor het eerst kan de partij gaan regeren.

Wat was uw eerste ontmoeting met de SP?
‘Dat is al heel vroeg. Het feit dat er armoede in de wereld is, terwijl we bulken van het geld in het westen, daar begreep ik als scholier al niks van. Ik vond de SP wel een oké clubje, zonder dat ik er verder veel meer van wist. Ik kan me het moment nog goed herinneren dat Jan Marijnissen ‘effe dimmen’ zei tegen de Kamervoorzitter (in 1997, red.). Daar was toen grote ophef over, ik dacht juist: wat is daar nou erg aan?’

De SP is van stem tegen naar stem voor gegaan. Geldt dat voor u ook?
‘De SP is nooit een tegenpartij geweest. De SP is de partij van de alternatieven. In het beginselprogramma las ik dat ze, ten opzichte van een harde kapitalistische wereld waarin mensen een product zijn, een wereld neerzetten die ook een samenleving is. Daar voelde ik me erg toe aangetrokken. Dat van ‘de SP heeft geen alternatief en is alleen maar tegen’, dat is gewoon een vakkundig frame van tegenstanders.’

Houdt u van het debat?
‘Ik heb daar enorm aan moeten wennen. Toen ik in de Kamer kwam dacht ik: dit is toch gewoon een goed voorstel, dit zijn toch aardige argumenten, waarom is iedereen hier nou zo tegen? In het begin dacht ik: oké, nu gaan we dingen veranderen. Maar ik heb heel snel geleerd dat het hier stroperig is en dat je alleen iets geregeld krijgt als het je wordt gegund. Hoe goed je argumenten ook zijn, hoe weloverwogen en goed onderzocht je alternatief ook is.’

De SP is koploper in de peilingen. Hoe voelt dat?
‘Nou, als een hele verantwoordelijkheid. Ik prijs de dag niet voordat het avond is. Het voordeel van nu de grootste zijn in de peilingen is dat we niet worden genegeerd. Twee jaar geleden, toen wij op enorm verlies stonden, was het: negeren maar gewoon die handel. Ik ben blij om te zien dat kleine partijen nu wel aandacht krijgen in de media.’

Kleine partijen krijgen aandacht omdat de SP vooralsnog het debat mijdt.
‘Dat is gewoon niet waar. Maar de journalistiek wil alleen maar Roemer. En als Roemer zegt ‘Ik ben nog even op vakantie, ik moet ook uitgerust aan de startstreep beginnen’, dan is dat een probleem. Je kunt van Emile niet verwachten dat hij als een robot altijd doorgaat. Dan ben ik er, of Ronald van Raak, of Sharon Gesthuizen.’

Is Roemer een gemakkelijke man om mee samen te werken?
‘Ja.’

Kan hij streng zijn?
‘Ja, natuurlijk. Reken maar. Vriendelijk. Streng. Grappig. Stevig. Ja.’

Zijn jullie vrienden?
‘We zijn hele goede collega’s en ik durf Emile over alles in vertrouwen te nemen, maar of dat vriendschap voor het leven is? Ik heb denk ik drie, vier vrienden voor het leven. Daar kan best nog een vijfde bijkomen en dat zou Emile kunnen zijn, maar zo denk ik er op dit moment niet over na.’

Wat heeft u van Roemer geleerd?
‘Voor je het weet heb je het in Den Haag over systemen, mitsen en maren, toekomst. Emile kan snel zeggen: wat betekent het nou eigenlijk voor mensen? Dat vind ik een enorme kracht. Daar train ik mezelf ook in.’

  • Roemer is een mensenpoliticus, Rutte is een regels- en cijfertjespoliticus

  • Renske Leijten in de Tweede Kamer in 2009.

De SP gaat mogelijk regeren. Zou u een goede minister zijn?
‘Dat kun je niet over jezelf zeggen. Dat zeggen anderen over je. Bijvoorbeeld minister Schippers van VWS, ik vind haar beleid heel slecht, maar als minister vind ik haar vrij goed. Ze is eerlijk in het debat, geeft antwoorden. Ze krijgt dingen voor elkaar en ze heeft de wind eronder. Ze kan dat moeilijk over zichzelf zeggen. Nogmaals, ik ben het totaal oneens met haar richting.’

Minister Schippers wil de ouderenzorg uit de AWBZ halen en neerleggen bij de gemeente. Wat vindt u daarvan?
‘De VVD zegt: mensen moeten langer thuis blijven wonen en hun netwerk aanspreken. Dat vind ik prima, maar niet zonder recht op zorg. Het ís niet zo gemakkelijk, je moet maar een netwerk hebben. Ik zeg: hoe verbeter je de situatie in de verpleeghuizen zelf? Daar moet een medewerker ‘s nachts voor dertig mensen zorgen; er zal maar iemand een hartaanval krijgen en een ander moet naar het toilet. De VVD zegt ook: de thuiszorg die de gemeente regelt, die bezuinigen we weg. Dan krijg je dus wel verpleging aan je lijf, maar in een smerig huis. Wat is dat voor toekomst voor ouderen?’

Het plan van Schippers levert haar een miljard op.
‘Ja, omdat mensen het zelf moeten betalen, 75 procent van de mensen in verpleeghuizen leven op of onder het sociaal minimum. Hoe moeten die dat doen? Dat mag de minister wel eens uitleggen.’

Andere partijen willen de zorgkosten terugdringen door een hogere bijdrage te vragen. De SP wil het eigen risico juist verlagen.
‘Wij vragen ook een hogere bijdrage, maar we leggen de rekening niet bij de patiënt. De overheid moet zorgen voor goede en betaalbare zorg voor iedereen. Dat moet je inkomensafhankelijk regelen en zorgen dat er geen verspilling is. Nergens is zoveel geld als in de zorg, het klotst over de randen, alleen het gaat de verkeerde kant op. Wat doet Schippers, wat doet D66, wat doet ook GroenLinks in mindere mate? Gezond en ziek tegen elkaar uitspelen. Hoe meer je zegt dat de zieke de schuld is van de zorgkostenstijging, hoe minder je zult zien dat de gezonde mens bereid is te betalen. Maar die stijging ligt niet bij de patiënt, maar bij overproductie, bij winst willen maken, omzet willen draaien.’

Met welke partijen kan de SP samenwerken op het gebied van Europa?
‘Volgens mij met alle partijen. Maar niet met die partijen die van Europa een federatie willen maken en gezag willen overhevelen.’

D66, GroenLinks.
‘Dat zijn echt partijen die de toekomst van Nederland in Europa zien liggen. Dat zien wij anders. Maar met de PvdA kunnen wij er zeker uitkomen. En uiteindelijk ook met GroenLinks en D66. Het zal stevig onderhandelen zijn, maar daar deinzen we niet voor terug. Ieder resultaat moet ook nog je eigen inhoud weerspiegelen, het moet wijn zijn om te drinken.’

Wat zou een mogelijk kabinet-Roemer zijn?
‘SP, PvdA, CDA, misschien aangevuld door GroenLinks, dat kan een hele fijne coalitie zijn. Als ik Mona Keijzer (CDA, red.) hoor zeggen dat ze de zwaksten wil beschermen in de zorg dan denk ik: dat is meer Hanny van Leeuwen dan Maxime Verhagen.’

Wie is jullie grootste tegenstander in de campagne?
‘De grootste tegenstander is het andere verhaal, en dan denk ik toch de VVD. Er wordt nu gezegd: we moeten bezuinigen vanwege de 3-procentsnorm van Brussel, vanwege een boete. Ik moet nog zien dat we die boete krijgen en welke partijen die dan wel gaan betalen. Die 3 procent wordt aangevoerd als politieke bangmakerij, daarachter zit een neoliberale visie verscholen: zo min mogelijk overheid, zo veel mogelijk zelf betalen.’

Kan Roemer Rutte aan in het debat?
‘Ik zou de vraag liever andersom stellen. We hebben regelmatig debatten gezien tussen Rutte en Roemer. Goede debatten waarin duidelijk werd: Roemer is een mensenpoliticus, en Rutte is een regels- en cijfertjespoliticus. Prima, laat dat verschil maar duidelijk worden.’

(www.volkskrant.nl / 24.08.2012)

Islamitisch kind door pleeggezin gedoopt tot Katholiek

Het is de nachtmerrie van elke moslimouder: je kind wordt gedoopt door het pleeggezin. Het overkwam de 36-jarige Latifah Odriss uit Belfeld. In 2010 werd haar zoon Yaaqoeb gedoopt op achtjarige leeftijd. Yaaqoeb werd in 2004 uit huis geplaatst omdat zijn moeder door een slecht huwelijk en zware astma niet goed voor haar zoon kon zorgen. Zij tekende de doopovereenkomst uit wanhoop om zodoende haar zoon meer uren te zien. De pleegouders van Yaaqoeb willen weinig kwijt: ‘Ik zorg goed voor dat kind en nu krijg ik dit’, reageert de pleegmoeder telefonisch. Wat de reden was om het kind te dopen wil de pleegmoeder niet zeggen wegens ‘te veel stress’.

Odriss mocht naar eigen zeggen twee uur per maand met haar zoontje zijn. Ze drong geruime tijd aan op een bezoekregeling maar daar werd geen gehoor aan gegeven. De pleegouders wilden daar alleen in tegemoetkomen als zij een doop zou toestaan. Het was dan ook een wanhoopsdaad volgens Odriss: ‘Ik wilde hem zo ontzettend graag langer bij me hebben.’ Ze belde geheel overstuur haar advocaat Naher Birrou.

De advocaat belde daarop meteen met Jeugdzorg: Die liet Odriss onmiddellijk met Bureau Jeugdzorg bellen. Hij zette de telefoon op de speaker en luisterde mee. Birrou: ‘Jeugdzorg vond het helemaal niet alarmerend. Ze konden zich een doop wel voorstellen. Het moslimjongetje zou dan niet langer een buitenbeentje zijn.’ Volgens de advocaat was Yaaqoeb toen nog niet gedoopt. Hij verwijt Jeugdzorg grove nalatigheid.

‘Na zo’n signaal zou je zeggen: roep de partijen bij elkaar. Dat is niet gebeurd. De zondag daarop is hij gedoopt.’ Bureau Jeugdzorg Limburg ontkent op de hoogte te zijn geweest van de afgedwongen overeenkomst tussen moeder en pleegouders. ‘Van die deal wisten wij echt niets af’, zegt een woordvoerster. ‘Zonder onze toestemming had het pleeggezin het kind nooit mogen dopen.’ Jeugdzorg neemt dan ook geen stappen omdat het niet in het belang van het kind is. Als Yaaqoeb 18 is moet hij maar zelf beslissen. Uit het dossier, in het bezit van de Volkskrant blijkt echter dat Jeugdzorg wel degelijk op de hoogte was van ‘hoogoplopende spanningen’.

Bron: Volkskrant 8-9-’11
(jeugdzorg-darkhorse.blogspot.nl / 24.08.2012)

New Project: Dar Esaalam Hospital Fund Raising

Our next Gaza Project will be to raise funds for Dar Esaalam Hospital in Khan Yunis.

Dar Esaalam Hospital in Khan Yunis

 

The hospital serves 2,500 patients per month and relies wholly on charitable donations. It is woefully under equipped and Doctors are seriously over worked.
The hospital has an emergency department, dispensing pharmacy, operating theatre and recovery room and a gynaecology ward.
The emergency department has only three beds. I asked how the hospital coped in the Gaza Massacre of 2008-2009. I was told that doctors and nurses stopped blood flow as best they could, cleaned wounds and discharged patients becuase of lack of facilities.

Dar Essalam Hospital

There is one debibrillator and it looks as though it needs its own shock back to life.
The mattresses in the recovery room are worn and torn and the scan equipment in the gynaecology ward is hooked up to a cheap pc monitor.
This hospital is doing its best but without adequate equipment it cannot function fully.
The pharmacy is almost bare.
Please look at the photos in the gallery and watch the videos (interviews with the staff). If you can donate please do so either through Gaza Projects or contact the hospital via the link to the website.
If you can approach businesses and mosques/churches for fund raisers and if you can hold an event at a restaurant we can help update some of the equipment when Gaza Projects returns to Khan Yunis in October insh’allah.

You may find more pictures of the hospital in the Photo Gallery section.

You may donate by pressing the donate button on the left (please specify ‘Hospital Project’) or by directly donating the hospital bank account:

Direct Donations

 

Videos:

 

 

(gazaprojects.co.uk / 13.08.2012)

Proven Benefits to Fibromyalgia Sufferers Through Cupping Therapy

What is cupping therapy and does it work for fibromyalgia? If you suffer from the devastating condition of fibromyalgia, you may wonder this exact question. There are medical treatments for fibromyalgia and there are alternative therapies for fibromyalgia. You, as a sufferer, probably have tried a few of both trying to find relief from your symptoms. Cupping therapy falls underneath the alternative therapies.

Alternative therapies are becoming more and more popular for fibromyalgia sufferers. Why? Because they work. And the good news is that most of the alternative therapies don’t come along with the nasty side effects that a lot of the conventional medications do. But it is important that you do your research as there are a lot of hoky alternative therapies out there as well. So, let’s take a look at what you need to know about cupping therapy so you know if it is a viable option for you.

So what is cupping therapy? Well, like a lot of our alternative therapies it comes from the Chinese. Surprised, of course not, since this is where a majority of alternative therapies come from. Cupping involves applying glass cups, hence the name, to the skin in order to help your body rid itself of toxins, pain, and increase circulation. I know this sounds a little weird for us to grasp but so did acupuncture when it was first introduced to the West. With cupping each glass is placed on various spots on your body and acts as a vacuum through heat and are left on your body for about 15 minutes.

There are two main ways that cupping are used. The first is massage cupping and it entails the glass cups are moved in a massage like patter around the skin. The benefits of massage cupping is less sore joints and muscles. The second method of cupping is stationary cupping where the glass cups are left untouched and not moved at all during the session.

Sound a little weird? Well, a typical cupping session generally involves using glass cups, cotton balls, rubbing alcohol, candles and matches. So, let’s go through step by step and see how the session would play out. First, a cotton ball is soaked in alcohol and lit on fire, a vacuum is created inside the glass by the holding the cotton ball inside the cup. The heat causes the vacuum. Once this is done and there is suction the cotton ball is removed and the glass cup is placed to the trigger point on the skin. A typical session includes about 4 or 5 cups and sometimes 6 placed and left on the skin for no longer than 15 minutes.

Although this may sound a little weird and painful, it’s not. Usually the typical person undergoing a cupping session only feels a slight suction feeling where the cup is placed. You may have little red rings on your skin afterward but they will fade.

There are benefits to the Fibromyalgia patient who goes through these sessions. You will see a definite change in your relaxation and feel calm. Cupping helps to release the toxins from your body and promotes quicker healing time of muscles, joints and all the achiness we often feel when we suffer from fibromyalgia. You will also see improved flexibility in your muscles. Another benefit is reduced pain from trigger points and it can also help your anxiety level go down and help your depression.

Cupping is a safe treatment for fibromyalgia when it is done by someone who is qualified. Never try this by yourself at home. Find a qualified massage therapist or visit a holistic treatment center. Cupping can provide great benefits to you and help in your overall healing of the symptoms of fibromyalgia.

For more information on alternative healing techniques, visit www.ridfibromyalgia.com for all the up to date information and treatments. You will find free articles and healing tips to get you started back on the road to health.

About the Author:

Hailey Harris is an expert in fibromyalgia after suffering from devastating medical problems for more than 8 years. She is now symptom free and helping others to achieve their optimal health. Her site Ridfibromyalgia.com (www.ridfibromyalgia.com) is devoted to helping others achieve relief from their symptoms of fibromyalgia. There are free tips, info, and newsletters devoted to healing, as well as articles found at www.ridfibromyalgia.com/how.html.

(www.cuppingtherapy.info / 10.08.2012)

Most Palestinian children suffer PTSD

Interview with Dr. Lina Geha, psychologist, Palestine Trauma Center.
“So, coming back to the research done by Dr. Abdul Aziz Thabet and colleagues in the Gaza Mental Health Community Program, they have found that 98.3 percent of children have PTSD. This research was done during the bombardment in 2008 or 2009 and for 22 days, so there is more research to be done and I am sure it has been done way after, but during the 22 days they have done research over something like nearly 400 children. Only 1.3 percent did not show symptoms of PTSD then.”
Psychology reports show that 41 percent of Palestinian children suffer from PTSD as a consequence of the brutal Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) also known as ‘shell shock’ or ‘battle fatigue syndrome’ is a serious mental condition, which is a lasting consequence of traumatic ordeals that cause intense fear, helplessness, or horror.

Press TV has interviewed Dr. Lina Geha, psychologist at the Palestine Trauma Center about the state of trauma inflicted on the population of Palestine with particularly focus on the children by the Israeli occupiers. What follows is an approximate transcript of the interview.

Press TV: Just responding to what we saw on that video there, a family broken down, the bread winner ground down by just daily life under a rather oppressive situation. See that close up? What does it do to a family?

Geha: It really puts a big strain on all the resources, the mental, especially we are talking here about psychological not mental. It brings them close to being destroyed really. One of the things that are in WHO, the World Health Organization reports, in Amnesty reports and also in studies I’m going to quote in a minute is the difficulties all around.

So there were huge difficulties to start with before the bombardment in December of 2008/2009. I’m going to start chronologically just to build up the picture: In 2006, June for example till 2007 – we’re talking about the siege here, before the bombardment, coming to that in a moment – Dr. Mohamed Altawil had done for example one of the researches that I have read that said 41 percent of children have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

This word PTSD usually when we say somebody has been here in an accident in England or has had a scene of fire or some big problem like domestic violence or whatever, it is Post-Traumatic Stress–something that happens after an incident or an accident.

But when we talk about children in Gaza or Palestinian children, refugees all over, but in Gaza in particular, that doesn’t stop. I’m going to come to that a little bit later.

So, coming back to the research done by Dr. Abdul Aziz Thabet and colleagues in the Gaza Mental Health Community Program, they have found that 98.3 percent of children have PTSD. This research was done during the bombardment in 2008 or 2009 and for 22 days, so there is more research to be done and I am sure it has been done way after, but during the 22 days they have done research over something like nearly 400 children. Only 1.3 percent did not show symptoms of PTSD then.

So severe PTSD was something like 61 percent, 29 percent was moderate and mild was 7.something.

Press TV: But how does it manifest itself? How do you know this is what they have?

Geha: There are lots of tests and you can work with someone immediately you know that is traumatized, it could be anything from not speaking to bed wetting, nightmares, not being able to sleep, not being able to talk. Generally it’s usually obvious.

I mean think of the children under those circumstances in particular being at home watching their city being bombarded, their relatives can’t protect them; dying or injured. Something like 300 children died and I don’t know something like thousands that were injured. Not speak of women, not speak of men and everybody else.

So, think of a bombardment that’s not targeting anyone in particular. It’s not like there are targets and they know that they live in that area or this person or that response…

Press TV: So there’s a specter of safety… you don’t feel that?

Geha: There’s not. And on top of that, the medical aid was as you well know sort of almost blocked if not blocked entirely – I don’t have the exact details, but it was very difficult to get help if you were a Gaza citizen trying to even escape. Forget it. There was nowhere safe because there were some of the bombardments that would bombard anything that was moving.

So, to be with a trauma like that, at least you know that there will be some ambulance if it was not this country or somewhere else, they will come to rescue you, you’d be taken to hospital or whatever, but they didn’t have that option.

Press TV: So life becomes this constant state of agitation and fear in some cases…

Geha: There is no place where you know you are not going to be necessarily aimed at or targeted or shelled.

Press TV: Is a part of this trauma the fact as you mentioned here, there is no protection? Normally you go to your Mum and Dad and they say we’ll fix it for you or we’ll call the authorities, it will all be better… It isn’t.

Geha: No. Gerard Horton of the Defense for Children International said, it’s not as if that they have been targeting the children who committed crimes if, you know whatever the crimes are, I’m not going to comment on that; it’s just anybody and everybody.

So it builds up; I mean Donald Winnicott comes to mind when he says about reactions to such things is that, people become more militant or angrier or they want to become more muscled – he was talking about the muscularization, of trying to be more tough. And we come to resilience with that and group resilience.

So, may be their aim was to kill terrorists or whatever it is, but it had been done generally on a huge population and it wasn’t targeted at anyone in particular.

So what it is doing it is perpetuating a cycle and I think everybody is concerned, those who are receiving and those who are throwing or perpetrating, are involved in this cycle, the work needs to done on both.

(www.presstv.ir / 07.08.2012)

Facts About UMMA Community Clinic

Opened in 1996, The UMMA Community Clinic is the first independent, free, clinic started by Muslim physicians in America. UMMA serves the underserved community in Los Angeles, providing free/low-cost primary care medical services such as immunizations, physical examinations, gynecology and HIV/AIDS testing. Beyond medical care, the clinic sponsors health fairs, food and clothing distributions, public health seminars, and in the future, tutoring for area children.

UMMA envisions itself as part of a larger network of institutions addressing the health and well being of the underserved and indigent, mindful of the cultural, spiritual, social and economic realities that impinge upon them and the traditional barriers to accessing care.

Quick facts:

  • UMMA has served over 20,000 patients since its inception
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  • 98% of UMMA patients live below poverty
  • 96% of UMMA patients are minority group members.
  • Patient diversity includes 52% Latino, 40% African-American, 2%white and 5% Asian Pacific, Islander

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  • Childhood Immunizations
  • Semi-annual health fairs
  • HIV testing
  • Specialty clinics for ophthalmology, gynecology, dermatology and teens
  • On-site laboratory providing a full range of lab tests
  • Direct referrals to local county medical facilities

Awards/Recognition:

  • Earned Best Practice Award from the Department of Housing Development
  • Awarded Outstanding Volunteer organization by the National Philanthropy Day
  • Received coveted fully Federally Qualified Health Center Status

(www.muslimadvocates.org / 02.08.2012)

Miljarden verspild bij hulp probleemgezinnen

Instanties werken vaak tegen elkaar op.

Van de tien miljard euro die jaarlijks wordt besteed aan gezinnen die kampen met meerdere soorten problemen gaat tweeënhalf miljard euro op aan bureaucratie en gebrekkige samenwerking tussen hulpverleners. Dat zou de conclusie zijn van een onderzoek in opdracht van het ministerie van Volksgezondheid, Welzijn en Sport, waarvan RTL Nieuws een concept in handen heeft. Nederland telt honderdduizend zogeheten multiprobleemgezinnen, die elk gemiddeld 104 duizend euro per jaar kosten.

De problemen van de gezinnen variëren van schulden tot psychische stoornissen, verslavingen en opvoedingsproblemen. Daardoor zijn vaak meerdere instanties bij de hulpverlening betrokken.Volgens de onderzoekers werken instanties als jeugdzorg, maatschappelijk werk, schuldhulpverlening en jeugdzorg elkaar tegen en zadelen ze de gezinnen met veel papierwerk op.
Het papierwerk kost al een derde van het budget, nog voordat de middelen via indicaties zijn toegewezen, zo haalt RTL onderzoeksleider Pieter Cuyvers aan. De helft van de gezinnen zou met minder hulpverlening beter af zijn.Het ministerie liet tegenover RTL weten te werken aan een nieuwe aanpak voor dergelijke probleemgezinnen.
De gemeenten moeten in de nieuwe opzet een regierol krijgen.
(nieuws.marokko.nl / 01.08.2012)

Israeli hospitals refusing to treat African patients

Report: Jerusalem’s Bikur Holim Hospital refuses to treat a number of African asylum seekers under the premise that they don’t have health insurance.

In the past week, the Bikur Holim hospital in Jerusalem has turned away at least three Eritrean asylum seekers, according to a report in Maariv (Hebrew).

After experiencing severe stomach pains, Nestah Ibrahim, a 21-year-old Eritrean woman who arrived in Israeli legally, was transported to Jerusalem’s Bikur Holim by ambulance. There, hospital workers asked her if she had money to pay for the visit. When she told them she did not, they told her to go somewhere else.

Speaking to Maariv, Ibrahim says,

I tried to explain to them that I’m new here, that I don’t have status and rights but they weren’t convinced and they told me: “Go to a different hospital.” I asked them to at least give me pills to make the pain go away but they did not agree to give them to me.

Earlier this month, Ynet reported that a Tel Aviv hospital, Sourasky Medical Center, will limit admissions of and ban visits by African asylum seekers “out of concern for the spread of infectious diseases to other patients.”

While a number of African patients have been found to have tuberculosis, the plans put forth by Sourasky’s Director General, Gabi Barbash, will separate African and Israeli women in the maternity ward even if the former have been found to be free of infectious diseases. African and Israeli babies will also be separated.

Israeli doctors responded by condemning what they called “patient care apartheid.”

The Ministry of Health also slammed the move, calling it “racist.”

Following the outcry, Sourasky Medical Center eased the restrictions.

The phenomenon of refusing or limiting African patients is not new.  In early 2011, for example, an Eilat doctor refused to care for a pregnant African woman, telling her that he does not tend to Sudanese. In late 2010, an Eritrean man who had been attacked on the street by an Israeli man in Ashkelon was turned away from a local hospital even though he was bleeding.

(972mag.com / 01.08.2012)

PA officials: Abbas to inaugurate Jenin hospital

File photo of President Abbas.

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — President Abbas will visit Jenin on Saturday to inaugurate a new hospital, Palestinian Authority officials said.

Abbas will visit the Jenin town of Qabatiya, together with PA minister Mahmoud al-Habbash, to open the hospital, Jenin officials told Ma’an.

The President with join local officials for the Ramadan Iftar meal and afterwards will attend a ceremony to honor Jenin’s top high school graduates.

The hospital is funded by the Jordanian union of engineers and NGOs from several Arab countries.

(www.maannews.net / 28.07.2012)

Cuts cost Lives! Healthcare

This list is subject to amendments. B’Tselem’s authoritative casualty list is the Hebrew language one.

Palestinians who died following an infringement of the right to medical treatment in the Occupied Territories, 29.9.2000 – 30.6.2012

2011

Mahmoud Khaled Ahmad a-Najar
15 year-old resident of Jabalya R.C., North Gaza district, died on 21.01.2011 in Beit Lahiya, North Gaza district, following a delay in receiving medical care.

Anas Jum’ah ‘Abd al-Qader Saleh
20 year-old resident of Gaza city, died on 01.01.2011 in Gaza city, following a delay in receiving medical care.

2010

Basel Lutfi Muhammad Sadeq
24 year-old resident of Gaza city, died on 22.11.2010 in Gaza city, following a delay in receiving medical care.

a-Sayedah Muhammad Hassan Mahdi
64 year-old resident of a-Zahraa, Gaza district, died on 14.11.2010 in a-Zahraa, Gaza district, following a delay in receiving medical care.

Nasmah Naji Maher Abu Lashin
2 year-old resident of Gaza city, died on 16.10.2010 in Gaza city, following a delay in receiving medical care.

Muhammad Hatem a-Ra’i Hajaj
Under 1 year-old resident of Gaza city, died on 05.03.2010 in Gaza city, following a delay in receiving medical care.

Myasarah Husam Ibrahim Musa
2 year-old resident of Gaza city, died on 07.01.2010 in Gaza city, following a delay in receiving medical care.

2009

Latifah Naser Isma’il al-Hur
19 year-old resident of al-Maghazi R.C., Deir al-Balah district, died on 01.10.2009 in al-Maghazi R.C., Deir al-Balah district, following a delay in receiving medical care.

2008

Dawlat ‘Abd al-Fatah ‘Abdallah Mahana
53 year-old resident of Jabalya R.C., North Gaza district, died on 01.12.2008 in Jabalya R.C., North Gaza district, following a delay in receiving medical care.

Fidaa Talal Salim Haji
16 year-old resident of Gaza city, died on 11.11.2008 in Gaza city, following a delay in receiving medical care.

Amin Muhammad Khalil Fiad
28 year-old resident of Gaza city, died on 07.11.2008 in Beit Hanun, North Gaza district, following a delay in receiving medical care.

Khaled ‘Abd a-Rahman Hussein Abu Shamaleh
39 year-old resident of Khan Yunis, died on 17.10.2008 in Khan Yunis, following a delay in receiving medical care.

Menatallah ‘Abd al-Halim Nayef Zo’arub
1 year-old resident of Rafah, died on 21.09.2008 in Rafah, following a delay in receiving medical care.

Infant child of the Abu Raidah
Under 1 year-old resident of Nablus, died on 05.09.2008 at the checkpoint in the area of Huwara, Nablus district, following a delay in receiving medical care. Additional information: The baby was stillborn following a delay of more than forty minutes at a checkpoint.

Iyad Salman Salem al-Hamaydah
36 year-old resident of Rafah, died on 09.07.2008 in Rafah, following a delay in receiving medical care.

Muhammad Hamdan Hamidan Abu Hweishel
68 year-old resident of Deir al-Balah, died on 11.05.2008 in Deir al-Balah, following a delay in receiving medical care.

Subhiya Sa’id ‘Othman Rashwan
62 year-old resident of Gaza city, died on 03.05.2008 in Gaza city, following a delay in receiving medical care.

Fawzeyeh ‘Abd al-Fatah Yusef a-Darak (Qab)
66 year-old resident of Deir al-Ghusun, Tulkarm district, died on 14.02.2008 at the checkpoint in the area of Deir al-Ghusun, Tulkarm district, following a delay in receiving medical care. Additional information: Suffered a heart attack and died after soldiers at al-Jarushiya checkpoint did not permit her evcauation to hospital in Tulkarm.

Ratebah Muhammad Ibrahim al-Khatib
45 year-old resident of Gaza city, died on 22.01.2008 in Gaza city, following a delay in receiving medical care.

Fatma ‘Ali Da’ud a-Lidawi
44 year-old resident of Gaza city, died on 21.01.2008 in Gaza city, following a delay in receiving medical care. Additional information: She was ill with spleen and liver problems. Israeli officials delayed her entry into Israel for five days after her scheduled appointment. On the day she was allowed to enter, officials delayed her passage through Erez Crossing for a few hours, and she arrived in serious condition at Ichilov Hospital, where she died a week later.

Shirin Isma’il ‘Abdallah Abu Shawareb
9 year-old resident of a-Nuseirat Camp, Deir al-Balah district, died on 15.01.2008 in Gaza city, following a delay in receiving medical care.

Yihya Mustafa Salim al-Jamal
54 year-old resident of Gaza city, died on 12.01.2008 in Gaza city, following a delay in receiving medical care.

2007

Rawan Sameh Muhammad Diab
1 year-old resident of Beit Lahiya, North Gaza district, died on 07.12.2007 in Beit Lahiya, North Gaza district, following a delay in receiving medical care.

Muna Faiz ‘Ali Nufal
37 year-old resident of a-Nuseirat Camp, Deir al-Balah district, died on 24.11.2007 in Gaza city, following a delay in receiving medical care.

Safeyeh Mussa Salem Shalat
57 year-old resident of a-Nuseirat Camp, Deir al-Balah district, died on 20.11.2007 in Gaza city, following a delay in receiving medical care.

Amir Shaher ‘Abdallah al-Yazji
8 year-old resident of Gaza city, died on 19.11.2007 in Gaza city, following a delay in receiving medical care. Additional information: suffered from meningitis, and died after being refused, for more than a week, entry into Israel.

Na’el ‘Abd a-Rahman Khamis al-Kurdi
21 year-old resident of Gaza city, died on 17.11.2007 in Gaza city, following a delay in receiving medical care. Additional information: a cancer patient, Israel refused to let him leave the Gaza Strip to obtain medical treatment

‘Ayidah Zuheir Hafez ‘Abd al-‘Aal
31 year-old resident of Gaza city, died on 10.11.2007 in Gaza city, following a delay in receiving medical care.

Faten Naser Muhammad al-Madhun
26 year-old resident of Khan Yunis R.C., died on 05.11.2007 in Gaza city, following a delay in receiving medical care.

Mahmoud Kamal Kamel Abu Taha
23 year-old resident of Rafah, died on 28.10.2007 in Erez (Industrial Zone), North Gaza district, following a delay in receiving medical care. Additional information: Cancer patient dies after being delayed entry into Israel for 10 days even though he had a permit to pass.

Nimer Muhammad Salim Shuheibar
75 year-old resident of Gaza city, died on 23.10.2007 at the checkpoint in the area of Erez (Industrial Zone), North Gaza district, following a delay in receiving medical care. Additional information: He arrrived at the Erez checkpoint after having received a permit to enter Israel, but soldiers fired at the ambulance and ordered it to return to the hospital in Gaza. The following day, he returned to the checkpoint and was allowed to pass after waiting for more than two hours, but died when he got to the Israeli side.

Muhammad ‘Abd al-Fatah Muhammad Yunes
34 year-old resident of Nur Shams, Tulkarm district, died on 15.09.2007 at the checkpoint in the area of Kh. Jubara, Tulkarm district, following a delay in receiving medical care. Additional information: Cancer patient on his way to hospital in East Jerusalem. He was delayed by soldiers at a checkpoint for more than an hour, even though he and the persons with him had permits to enter Israel.

Kamleh Ibrahim Mahmoud Kabha
75 year-old resident of Barta’a a-Sharqiya, Jenin district, died on 06.08.2007 at the Separation Barrier gate in the area of Barta’a a-Sharqiya, Jenin district, following a delay in receiving medical care. Additional information: Heart patient died after soldiers and security guards at the Separation Barrier gate refused to let her cross to go to hospital in Jenin.

Radi al-Wahsh
18 year-old, died on 29.06.2007 at the checkpoint in the area of Bethlehem, following a delay in receiving medical care. Additional information: Seriously wounded in traffic accident, he died after Border Police at the tunnels checkpoint refused to let him enter Jerusalem so he could be taken to the hospital there.

Muhammad Ahmad Ibrahim Mansur
23 year-old resident of Gaza city, died on 23.05.2007 at the checkpoint in the area of Erez (Industrial Zone), North Gaza district, following a delay in receiving medical care. Additional information: Was seriously injured during clashes between Fatah and Hamas on 15/05/2007. Died from his wounds after Israel delayed his transportation to a hospital in its territories even though he had a permit to pass.

‘Adel Rashid ‘Abdallah ‘Omar
20 year-old resident of ‘Azzun, Qalqiliya district, died on 17.02.2007 at the Separation Barrier gate in the area of ‘Azzun, Qalqiliya district, following a delay in receiving medical care. Additional information: Was severely injured when a tractor he and some friends were on turned over. He was taken by car to a gate of the separation barrier, where soldiers delayed them from crossing for twenty minutes. He was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.

Taysir Mahmoud Ibrahim Qaysi
46 year-old resident of ‘Ein Beit al-Maa R.C., Nablus district, died on 18.01.2007 at the checkpoint in the area of Huwara, Nablus district, following a delay in receiving medical care. Additional information: Cancer patient who was on his way home from treatment at a hospital in Jerusalem. He died after soldiers did not let him cross the checkpoint in a vehicle, on grounds that he only had a permit to cross by foot. He waited two hours until a car with a permit came and he was allowed to cross.

2006

Isma’il Sa’id Ibrahim a-Sifi
44 year-old resident of Tell, Nablus district, died on 12.12.2006 at the checkpoint in the area of Tell, Nablus district, following a delay in receiving medical care. Additional information: Died of a heart attack after being delayed at a flying checkpoint on his way to the hospital and having to take dirt roads, which greatly lengthened his journey.

Ahmad Ramadan Muhammad Wakhman
Under 1 year-old resident of Nablus, died on 12.11.2006 at the checkpoint in the area of al-Badhan, Nablus district, following a delay in receiving medical care. Additional information: Week-old infant on his way to hospital in Nablus for treatment. The driver of the car was beaten by soldiers at the checkpoint when he went over to them to explain the infant’s grave medical condition.

2002

Zaghluleh Ibrahim ‘Abd al-Qader a-tibi
81 year-old resident of ‘Askar R.C., Nablus district, injured on 06.12.2002 in ‘Askar R.C., Nablus district, following a delay in receiving medical care, and died on 15.08.2006. Additional information: Suffered a heart attack during an IDF operation to arrest wanted persons. The soldiers delayed the ambulance and prevented her evacuation by members of her family. When finally evacuated, she died on the way to the hospital.

2004

‘Abd a-Latif Mahmoud Muhammad Malitat
65 year-old resident of Beit Furik, Nablus district, died on 13.07.2004 at the checkpoint in the area of Beit Furik, Nablus district, following a delay in receiving medical care. Additional information: He was delayed at the checkpoint for an hour, during which he suffered chest pains.

2003

Infant child of the a-Shtiyeh
Under 1 year-old resident of Salem, Nablus district, died on 28.08.2003 at the checkpoint in the area of Beit Furik, Nablus district, following a delay in receiving medical care. Additional information: The mother was delayed at a checkpoint when she was giving birth, and was forced to deliver behind the concrete blocks at the checkpoint. The newborn died a few minutes later.

Muhammad Mahmoud al-Masimi
52 year-old resident of Balata R.C., Nablus district, died on 24.02.2003 in Balata R.C., Nablus district, following a delay in receiving medical care. Additional information: He suffered a heart attack during an IDF search of his house. Soldiers delayed the ambulance evacuating him to hospital by half an hour.

2002

Hussein a-Tamimi
57 year-old resident of a-Nabi Saleh, Ramallah and al-Bira district, died on 29.12.2002 next to Ramallah, following a delay in receiving medical care. Additional information: He was taken by private vehicle to the hospital after suffering a heart attack. On the way, the vehicle was delayed by a settler and soldiers, and the driver traveled along dirt roads, bypassing most of the checkpoints and settler roads. He died as a result .

‘Azzam ‘Alawaneh
47 year-old resident of ‘Azmut, Nablus district, died on 08.12.2002 in ‘Azmut, Nablus district, following a delay in receiving medical care. Additional information: He was sick and unable to to get to the ambulance on the other side of a trench that had been dug at the entrance to the village.

Rawan Murad ‘Issa Harizat
Under 1 year-old resident of Hebron, died on 23.09.2002 in Hebron, following a delay in receiving medical care. Additional information: A curfew on the city prevented the infant from reaching the hospital, and he was pronounced dead on arrival.

‘Odeh Ya’qub ‘Odeh Shahadeh
57 year-old resident of Bir Zeit, Ramallah and al-Bira district, died on 18.06.2002 at the checkpoint in the area of Surda, Ramallah and al-Bira district, following a delay in receiving medical care. Additional information: Fall and suffered from chest pains. He was delayed on his way to hospital in Ramallah; soldiers at the checkpoints did not allow the ambulance to reach him .

Jaliya Shaleh
55 year-old resident of Rafah, died on 29.05.2002 next to Khan Yunis, following a delay in receiving medical care. Additional information: The ambulance taking her to the hospital was delayed several times, and she died on the way.

Unnamed newborn son of Fadiyeh Kamel
Under 1 year-old resident of Nahhalin, Bethlehem district, died on 25.05.2002 at the checkpoint in the area of Bethlehem, following a delay in receiving medical care. Additional information: Physical roadblocks on the way from the village to Bethlehem prevented his mother, who was in labor with him, from reaching the hospital. She was forced to give birth in a car with help from a member of the ambulance team summoned to meet her. The newborn infant died on the way to the hospital.

‘Aiseh ‘Ali Hassan ‘Absi
21 year-old resident of Qibya, Ramallah and al-Bira district, died on 22.05.2002 at the checkpoint in the area of Deir Abu Ibzi’, Ramallah and al-Bira district, following a delay in receiving medical care. Additional information: A kidney patient, she was on her way to dialysis treatment. Soldiers at the checkpoint twice refused to let her cross; the second time, they fired a tear-gas canister at the car she was in. She died in the car.

Dunia Nasr Suleiman Shatiyeh
Under 1 year-old resident of Salem, Nablus district, died on 18.04.2002 in Nablus, following a delay in receiving medical care. Additional information: The infant was born at home because it was impossible to reach the hospital. Her medical condition deteriorated three days after birth. The ambulance called to the house was delayed several hours on the way, and the infant died at home.

Tabarak Jaber Fa’iz ‘Odeh
2 year-old resident of Deir al-Hatab, Nablus district, died on 17.04.2002 in Nablus, following a delay in receiving medical care. Additional information: Because Nablus and nearby villages were under curfew, she could not be taken to the hospital, which led to her death there.

Unnamed infant boy ‘Ali Nasaat a-Sha’ar
Under 1 year-old resident of Nablus, died on 12.04.2002 in Nablus, following a delay in receiving medical care. Additional information: He was born prematurely at home, the IDF having prevented his mother from reaching the hospital, and died due to lack of medical treatment.

Yusef Salim Khalil Hazbun
80 year-old resident of Bethlehem, died on 09.04.2002 in Bethlehem, following a delay in receiving medical care. Additional information: On April 3, 2002, he had a stroke, but due to the ongoing fighting in Bethlehem, he couldn’t be taken to the hospital by ambulance or private vehicle. Several days later, he died at home.

Fahima Hassan ‘Ali Najajereh
68 year-old resident of Bethlehem, died on 09.04.2002 in Bethlehem, following a delay in receiving medical care. Additional information: A cancer patient who died at her home after the IDF prevented the Red Crescent from reaching her to provide her with medicine or take her to the hospital.

Ahlam Majed Muhammad Shaqarneh
37 year-old resident of Nahhalin, Bethlehem district, died on 04.04.2002 at the checkpoint in the area of Bethlehem, following a delay in receiving medical care. Additional information: A kidney patient, she was delayed on her way to the hospital in Jerusalem and died shortly afterwards.

Rana ‘Adel ‘Abd a-Rahim al-Jayush
17 year-old resident of Kur, Tulkarm district, died on 09.03.2002 at the checkpoint in the area of Qalqiliya, following a delay in receiving medical care. Additional information: IDF soldiers refused to let the woman cross the checkpoint at the entrance to Qalqiliya after she had given birth to a stillborn child in ‘Azzun. She ultimately reached the hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrivall.

Unnamed infant boy Iyad Shefik Malitat
Under 1 year-old resident of Beit Furik, Nablus district, died on 26.02.2002 at the checkpoint in the area of Beit Furik, Nablus district, following a delay in receiving medical care. Additional information: He was stillborn at birth after his mother, in labor, had to travel four hours to reach the nearby hospital after being denied passage at a checkpoint.

Raed Sabri Ibrahim Srugi
46 year-old resident of Tulkarm R.C., died on 23.01.2002 at the checkpoint in the area of Deir Sharaf, Nablus district, following a delay in receiving medical care. Additional information: The ambulance in which he was being transferred to the hospital in Tulkarem from the hospital in Nablus was delayed for several hours at the checkpoint.

2001

‘Aliyeh Hussein ‘Abd a-Latif Yasin
48 year-old resident of ‘Asira al-Qibliya, Nablus district, died on 21.12.2001 at the checkpoint in the area of Huwara, Nablus district, following a delay in receiving medical care. Additional information: A heart patient who was denied passage at the Hawarra checkpoint on her way to the hospital in Nablus. She then had to go via the Awarta checkpoint which extended the trip and as a result caused her death.

Infant son of Amaneh Muhammad ‘Awad Sa’id
Resident of al-Yamun, Jenin district, died on 11.12.2001 at the checkpoint in the area of Jenin, following a delay in receiving medical care. Additional information: The mother was delayed at the entrance to Jenin. When she gave birth, her baby died due to a lack of oxygen.

Muhammad Khairi ‘Abdal-Fatah Zaban
50 year-old resident of Ramin, Tulkarm district, died on 13.11.2001 at the checkpoint in the area of Nablus, following a delay in receiving medical care. Additional information: A kidney patient , he was not allowed to cross the checkpoint near the Qedumim settlement on his way to receive dialysis treatment at the Nablus hospital.

Unnamed newborn son of Fatma Muhammad ‘Abd Rabo
Under 1 year-old resident of al-Walajah, Bethlehem district, died on 22.10.2001 at the checkpoint in the area of al-Walajah, Bethlehem district, following a delay in receiving medical care. Additional information: The child died shortly after birth, following delay of his mother at a checkpoint.

Sabri Amin Mahmoud ‘Abd al-Quader
40 year-old resident of a-Ras, Tulkarm district, died on 16.10.2001 at a checkpoint near Tulkarm, following a delay in receiving medical care. Additional information: A kidney patient who required dialysis treatment three times a week, he was delayed at a checkpoint on his way to hospital in Tulkarem. He died in Tulkarem while walking to the hospital.

Infant child of the Safdi couple
Resident of ‘Urif, Nablus district, died on 23.09.2001 at the checkpoint in the area of ‘Urif, Nablus district, following a delay in receiving medical care. Additional information: Was stillborn at birth after the mother, Amana Safdi, who was nine-months pregnant, was delayed at a checkpoint for five hours.

‘Abdallah ‘Atatrah
2 year-old resident of a-Tarem, Jenin district, died on 23.08.2001 at the checkpoint in the area of Ya’bad, Jenin district, following a delay in receiving medical care. Additional information: He was delayed at a checkpoint and died when he reached the clinic in Yabed.

Maryam Homed Ibrahim a-Tamimi
61 year-old resident of a-Nabi Saleh, Ramallah and al-Bira district, died on 02.07.2001 next to Ramallah, following a delay in receiving medical care. Additional information: She died after being delayed at a number of checkpoints on her way to the hospital in Ramallah.

Israa Barakat Salem Ahmad
11 year-old resident of a-Sawiya, Nablus district, died on 23.03.2001 at the checkpoint in the area of Huwara, Nablus district, following a delay in receiving medical care. Additional information: She suffered from a congenital brain deformity and lost consciousness. She was delayed at the Hawarra checkpoint for about an hour, and died on the way to the hospital after the car she was in was allowed to pass.

Amira Nasr Abu Seif
48 year-old resident of Faqqu’a, Jenin district, died on 14.03.2001 at the checkpoint in the area of Jenin, following a delay in receiving medical care. Additional information: A diabetes patient, she was delayed for four hours at the checkpoint.

Na’im ‘Abd a-Nabi Abu Jami’a
39 year-old resident of ‘Aqraba, Nablus district, died on 13.03.2001 at the checkpoint in the area of Huwara, Nablus district, following a delay in receiving medical care. Additional information: Delayed at the Hawarra checkpoint for more than an hour, the vehicle carrying him had to take dirt roads to reach the hospital in Nablus.

Maryam Ass’ad ‘Abd a-Razeq Hanani
45 year-old resident of Beit Furik, Nablus district, died on 25.02.2001 in Nablus, following a delay in receiving medical care. Additional information: She died from loss of blood after being stopped at several IDF checkpoints while on her way to the hospital in Nablus, and being forced to take dirt roads.

‘Abd a-Rahman Mahmoud Jum’ah
66 year-old resident of Beit Lid, Tulkarm district, died on 16.02.2001 at the checkpoint in the area of Tulkarm, following a delay in receiving medical care. Additional information: Suffered of chest pains. He died after being delayed for more than an hour at the checkpoint at the entrance to Tulkarem.

Hadreh Raja Mustafa Shatiwi
65 year-old resident of Kafr Qadum, Qalqiliya district, died on 06.02.2001 at the checkpoint in the area of Nablus, following a delay in receiving medical care.

Hasnah Suleiman Daraghmeh
66 year-old, died on 27.01.2001 at the checkpoint in the area of Huwara, Nablus district, following a delay in receiving medical care. Additional information: Although suffering from shortness of breath, she was delayed for 15 minutes at the Hawarra checkpoint, then was taken via the back roads and died on the way to the hospital.

‘Iyesha ‘Abd al-Karim Muhammad al-Sawil
30 year-old resident of al-Janiya, Ramallah and al-Bira district, died on 23.01.2001 at the checkpoint in the area of Dolev, Ramallah and al-Bira district, following a delay in receiving medical care.

Infant child of the Mahmoud Ass’ad al-‘Obeisi
Under 1 year-old resident of Beit Dajan, Nablus district, died on 07.01.2001 in Beit Dajan, Nablus district, following a delay in receiving medical care. Additional information: She died at birth at home after the IDF prevented her mother from leaving the village to go to the hospital.

Teysir Wahdan
40 year-old resident of Rantis, Ramallah and al-Bira district, died on 05.01.2001 next to Rantis, Ramallah and al-Bira district, following a delay in receiving medical care. Additional information: He suffered a stroke and died en route to hospital in Shuqba along back roads.

2000

Massyuna Hussein Suleiman Sha’ban
60 year-old resident of Nablus, died on 16.12.2000 at the checkpoint in the area of Nablus, following a delay in receiving medical care.

Na’im ‘Atallah al-‘Abd Ahmad Huas
37 year-old resident of a-Zawiya, Salfit district, died on 16.10.2000 near the checkpoint in the area of a-Zawiya, Salfit district, following a delay in receiving medical care. Additional information: He had kidney disease, and was unable to reach the hospital in Nablus to receive dialysis treatment.

Alaa Hamdan ‘Abd al-‘Aziz Ahmad
10 year-old resident of a-Sawiya, Nablus district, died on 14.10.2000 at the checkpoint in the area of Nablus, following a delay in receiving medical care. Additional information: She suffered stomach pains and was not allowed to cross the checkpoint with her father and get to the hospital in Nablus.

80 Palestinians who died following an infringement of the right to medical treatment in the Occupied Territories
(old.btselem.org / 27.07.2012)