Medicine: Robin Hoods of Palestine Head for the Hospitals

Robin Hoods of Palestine Head for the Hospitals

Palestinian health professionals now have a new solution to their chronic shortages of medical equipment and supplies: filch the stuff from Israel. According to a senior doctor in the West Bank, criminal gangs are offering their services to Palestinian medical centers--asking what items are needed and furnishing them cheaply after robbing Israeli facilities, which, because of higher budgets, are generally better outfitted. A Jerusalem pharmacy was robbed two weeks ago of medicines worth tens of thousands of dollars. The thieves left the narcotics on the shelf and took mainly antibiotics and fertility drugs, both scarce in the Palestinian territories. Recently hit...

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