Palestinian Authority cutting financial support for sick Gazans: WHO

‘The Palestinian Authority (PA) has significantly reduced financial help for Gazans in need of medical treatment outside the besieged coastal enclave, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. WHO said in a statement on Wednesday that the number of financial approvals in June was 80 percent lower than the monthly average for 2016. According to WHO figures, only 477 Gazans were given financial approvals to travel for treatment during the month, while a total of 1,883 people had gotten the permission in June last year. Before seeking Israeli permits, Gazans in need of medical care outside of the coastal enclave must first apply to the Palestinian Authority for permission and financial aid. The Palestinian Authority has recently been under fire for imposing “punitive measures” against the Gaza Strip to squeeze the Gaza-based Palestinian resistance movement, Hamas.’ Read more: Palestinian Authority cutting financial support for sick Gazans: WHO
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