Gaza authorities deny hospitals receive ISIS elements
The Palestinian ministries of health and interior categorically denied Israeli claims that wounded ISIS militants are treated in the hospitals of the Gaza Strip. In Facebook remarks on Monday, spokesman for the health ministry Ashraf al-Qudra described the Israeli claims in this regards as “unfounded and an attempt to strain the relations between Gaza and Egypt.”
Qudra added that the local hospitals only receive patients and wounded citizens from Gaza. In a new attempt to incite Egypt against Gaza, Yoav Mordechai, coordinator of the Israeli government activities in the occupied Palestinian territories, claimed that wounded militants from the ISIS were admitted to hospitals in Gaza in exchange for money and weapons. For his part, spokesman for the interior ministry in Gaza Iyad al-Bazam also condemned Mordechai’s claims as “false allegations.”
Bazam stated on his Facebook page that such Israeli claims are aimed to incite against Gaza, create tension between it and Egypt, and find a reason to tighten the blockade on the population. He stressed that the Palestinian national security forces would never allow anyone to undermine the security of the border area with Egypt.