Facing a cardiac crisis that threatened his life, the Palestinian man sought relief from an Israeli hospital. It's not a remarkable event – Israeli doctors treated 115,000 Palestinians in 2011. What's remarkable is the patient's family.
His brother-in-law is Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, a man who leads a group obsessed with destroying Israel and who spreads vile conspiracies about the Jewish state.
Suhila Abd el-Salam Ahmed Haniyeh's husband spent about a week in a Petah Tikva hospital. He even was transported in a Magen David Adom ambulance. His wife, Haniyeh's sister, was with him throughout. The episode happened four months ago but was just reported this week by Ynetnews.
Haniyeh paid back the kindness this week by accusing Israel of being behind a jihadist attack that killed 16 Egyptian soldiers Monday. The terrorists tried to drive hijacked vehicles into Israel to continue their killing, but were intercepted by the Israeli military.
"The attack's method confirms some sort of Israeli involvement aiming to achieve political and security goals, cause tension on the border with Egypt and destroy joint efforts to end the Gaza blockade," Haniyeh said.
Egyptian military officials disagreed. On Wednesday, they launched a retaliatory strike against jihadists in the Sinai Peninsula, claiming 20 terrorists were killed.