Thanks to Israel’s caring police, a Palestinian girl was reunited with her mother in Gaza after being abandoned by her father in Israel.
By: United with Israel Staff
A young Palestinian girl who was abandoned by her father at a hospital in Israel was reunited with her mother in Gaza, thanks to caring Israeli police officers.
The seven-year-old girl was found abandoned after receiving treatment at a hospital in Jerusalem. Her father abandoned her as they were on their way back to Gaza.
The Israeli Walla news site reported Monday that he ran away from the cab ride back to the Strip
Police, who were alerted to the scene, calmed her down, and then fed her and cared for her at the station.
Israeli forces launched a search for the father and subsequently found and arrested him in the center of the country.
Simultaneously, Israeli authorities tracked down the girl’s mother in Gaza and reunited the family at the Erez crossing into Gaza.
This episode is yet another example of Israel providing Palestinians with social services and medical treatment. Israeli hospitals and medical teams have a long track record of treating Palestinian patients, in many cases free of charge.
IDF medical teams and Israeli civilian emergency units from communities in Judea and Samaria regularly treat local Arabs, often after car accidents, for a broad array of ailments and injuries. Walking to an IDF checkpoint or to the front gate of an Israeli community for medical treatment is common practice among Arabs living in the Palestinian Authority-administered territories. During some months, Israeli medics treat more Palestinians than Israelis.
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