The parents of two young Gazans in need of urgent medical care to escort their children into Israel last week for treatment.
Despite many efforts to obtain a permit for own of Sausan al-Jaafri's parents or even a distant relative, the young girl had to travel to Wolfson Medical Center in Holon on her own.
Hospital staff and officials from the Save a Child's Heart project tried in vain to
convince the authorities to grant the al-Jaafris permits, but since Israel labeled the Gaza Strip a hostile territory in September, Sausan's parents no longer meet the criteria for entry permits.
The two-year-old Mohammed also left for Israel without his parents, and only his elderly uncle was granted a permit to escort him. Mohammed needed emergency heart surgery, but his parents could not be there for him
via Haaretz TV