Erekat lung donation row
THE PALESTINIAN chief peace negotiator should not receive a lung transplant from an Israeli donor, according to right wing activists.
Saeb Erekat, who is suffering from pulmonary fibrosis, is being treated in an Israeli hospital after his situation significantly deteriorated in recent months. Doctors say that his condition will only improve with a lung transplant. But Shurat Hadin (the Israel Law Centre) has described his application for an Israeli lung as “outrageous”. It wrote to the Health Ministry claiming it would be “illogical” for “Israel or its citizens to give life to a person who acts systematically to mortally harm it”. Meanwhile, government whip David Bitan said: “I am for humanitarian aid, but there is a problem with lung transplants. We can barely manage lung transplants for the citizens of the state of Israel.”
Being treated: Erekat