Israel’s health minister reportedly issued a directive Wednesday afternoon ordering his country’s hospitals to refuse treatment for captured terrorists.
According to the Jerusalem Post, Moshe Arbel wrote in his directive that Israeli hospitals must currently prioritize victims of Hamas and IDF soldiers as the country’s medical system becomes strained.
“Since the beginning of the fighting, the issue of treating the cursed and despicable Hamas terrorists in public hospitals has created enormous difficulties for the health system,” he wrote.
“In these difficult times, the healthcare system must fully focus on treating the victims of the criminal massacre, the IDF soldiers, and preparing for the next one.
“The task of securing and treating cursed and despicable terrorists within the public health system significantly harms these efforts and therefore, under my leadership, the public health system will not treat them.
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Israeli Health Minister Moshe Arbel on Wednesday called on Israeli hospitals to stop treating Hamas terrorists.
“The handling of this matter should be entrusted to the Israeli army or the Shin Bet, and of course the Ministry of Health is ready and willing to assist these agencies, if necessary,” he concluded.
The minister called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has vowed that Israel would kill all Hamas members, to issue instructions to relevant entities to begin implementing his directive.
On Wednesday evening, following this order, the Sourasky Medical Center in Tel Aviv announced that a terrorist taken to the hospital had not been admitted to the emergency room.
He was instead sent to the Ramle Prison Service clinic for medical treatment.
On Saturday, Iranian-backed Palestinian terrorists stormed Israel in a coordinated attack that has so far claimed the lives of 1,200 Israelis, some of whom were raped, burned alive and mercilessly beheaded by Israeli agents. Hamas.
Thousands more have been injured and are being treated in crowded Israeli hospitals.
Gaza residents faced growing uncertainty on Wednesday after the territory’s only power plant ran out of fuel and was shut down. Over the weekend, Prime Minister Netanyahu declared war on Hamas and made clear that Gaza would feel the impact of Israeli retaliation for decades.
This week, Israeli airstrikes demolished entire neighborhoods and sent people rushing to safety. The war is expected to escalate from here.
Netanyahu promised that his army would ensure the death of all Hamas operatives.
Israeli President Isaac Herzog visits Israelis injured following Hamas attacks
Israeli hospitals across the country have struggled to absorb hundreds and hundreds of terror victims and wounded IDF soldiers.
Victim rushed to Israeli hospital following Hamas terror attacks
Palestinians in Nablus, in the West Bank, celebrate the infiltration of terrorists from the Gaza Strip into Israel on October 7, 2023.
An IDF soldier reacts and covers his face before removing the body of a civilian killed days earlier during an attack by Hamas militants on October 10, 2023 in Kfar Aza, Israel.
Following Israeli airstrikes in Gaza on October 10, 2023. Israeli airstrikes hit Gaza on Tuesday, razing entire neighborhoods in retaliation for Saturday’s Hamas terrorist attacks.
Since Saturday, the brutality of Hamas’ massive terrorist attack has become much clearer.
The kibbutzim of southern Israel were massacred. Hundreds of corpses, some desecrated and decapitated, were found by IDF soldiers scattered throughout the country.
IDF soldiers were shocked when they discovered the bodies of 40 dead Israeli babies, some of whom were believed to have been decapitated.
The Israeli counter-offensive began on Tuesday and is expected to continue to intensify in the coming days.