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Palestinian Official Anonymously Donates To Israeli Hospital That Treated Him For Cancer

A Palestinian Authority official has donated thousands of dollars to a Haifa-area hospital where he received cancer treatments, the Times of Israel reported Monday.

The official, who chose to remain anonymous, cited his experience at the Rambam Medical Center as a primary motivation for the donation.

“When I arrived at Rambam, I saw a medical team that treats its patients with dedication, but I also saw the suffering of sick children,” he said in a statement. “Palestinian children, Israelis, Syrians, and children from other countries who are being treated at Rambam for serious illnesses and are in need of all the help they can get.”

He continued: “Both Israeli and Palestinian societies suffer from violence and I am striving for a situation where we all can contribute to peace and health: to treat children, save lives, share knowledge, and train Palestinian doctors at Rambam, in order to improve the state of the health systems and the capacity to treat people in the PA areas, and to encourage others to donate and contribute to the betterment of health within our two nations.”

The donation will go towards the construction of a children’s playroom in the Institute of Radiology of the Joseph Fishman Oncology Center.

Contact Jesse Bernstein at bernstein@forward.com or on Twitter @__jbernstein

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