Hamas leader scolds Israel, but sends brother-in-law to Israeli hospital

Click photo to download. Caption: Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva, Israel, where Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh's brother-in-law was treated. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.(JNS.org) Just days after Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh reiterated the Muslim Brotherhood’s accusations that the attack on the Egyptian-Israeli border in Sinai “confirms some sort of Israeli involvement,” a fact which Israeli officials have called “nonsense,” it has emerged that Haniyeh recently allowed his sister to enter Israel to take her husband for an urgent treatment at the Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva.

Suhila Abd el-Salam Ahmed Haniyeh suffered a serious cardiac episode a few months ago. The couple requested an emergency-entry permission to a hospital in Israel that could treat the condition, and a Palestinian ambulance transported the husband to the Erez Crossing.

From there he was taken by a Magen David Adom vehicle to the Petah Tikva hospital, where he remained hospitalized for a week, Yediot Achronot reported. Nevertheless, Haniyeh is known for routinely scolding Israel, and Hamas still refuses to recognize Israel’s right to exist.

Posted on August 8, 2012 .