By Zvi November
“Makor Rishon” is a politically incorrect Hebrew language newspaper because it is pro-Jews and enthusiastically pro-Israel. Its lead front page report on March 3, 2017 concerns the fact that tens of thousands of Gaza Arabs are treated in Israel every year. And according to the civil administration in Judea and Samaria, 97,000 Arab residents of these “territories” received treatment in Israel in 2015. Soft-hearted Israel, for purely humanitarian reasons, accepts these cases when “Palestinian”/Arab medical facilities are unable to treat them. Only patients who pose a security risk are refused entry. These emergencies are not covered by Israeli insurance schemes and the Palestinian Authority only reimburses Israeli hospitals with a tiny fraction of the monies owed to them. The additional pressure placed on Israeli hospitals means that Israelis (Jews and Arabs who are covered by insurance) have to wait longer for treatment by over-worked, stressed-out medical teams. This situation is never mentioned by Arab spokesmen who prefer to rant about Israeli “racism” and “apartheid”.