They don’t shoot children and they don’t execute them. But what they do, which sometime leads to their death and always causes them agony, will never be forgiven. How can you sleep at night, dear COGAT and Shin Bet people? Do you sometimes think about what you are doing to the sick children in Gaza? Do you imagine what would happen if anyone did this to your little ones? Have you ever told them about your work? I’ll tell them.
You caused a 5-year-old girl from Gaza to die alone, without her parents, with no relative or anyone she knew by her side in her final days. Aisha al-Loulou, who had a brain tumor, was sent from Gaza to a hospital in East Jerusalem, accompanied by a stranger, for complicated surgery and chemotherapy not available in Gaza under closure, and no one in her family, including her aged grandmother, could be with her. The bureaucracy of the occupation prevented it. The girl was sent, lonely and frightened, to death’s door and was returned in a coma, wrapped in a sheet, until her death. The doctors who treated her said that the fact that she was alone contributed to her decline.
But not even that was enough for the clerks of the occupation. Instead of expressing remorse, the small, mean mind, the COGAT spokesman’s office, published a statement no less evil than the events that preceded the statement, which boasted that it had allowed the girl to leave Gaza, in its mercy and compassion, and denied any responsibility with a claim that could be no baser or more despicable: “The parents signed a declaration that they do not want to leave Gaza with the girl.”