ISRAEL - PA Opposes Construction of New Hospital in Gaza

Arno Froese

The Palestinian Authority said that it is strongly opposed to the building of a new field hospital in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.

The PA claimed that the project was being carried out with the blessing and support of the US administration.

The 10-acre hospital in northern Gaza was donated by the US nonprofit organization Friendship and is partially funded by Qatar.

Hamas said that the construction of the hospital is in the context of the ceasefire understandings reached with Israel last April, under the auspices of Egypt, Qatar and the United Nations.

A Hamas spokesperson said that the construction of the hospital “has no political connotations.”

Equipment for building the hospital entered Gaza through the Erez Crossing with Israel.

The PA Health Ministry said that it was “categorically opposed to any project that affects Palestinian sovereignty, Palestinian rights and the Palestinian national project.”

The ministry claimed that the hospital project was also part of an Israeli plan to “permanently separate the West Bank from the Gaza Strip.” This project, the ministry said, “seeks to achieve Israeli goals aimed at liquidating and fragmenting the Palestinian cause” and create a mini Palestinian state in Gaza., 27 September 2019

Arno's commentary

The hospital is urgently needed, but as evident from the article, politics, the PA insists, is more important.

Gaza, as many old Middle East maps show, is not part of the Promised Land. Israel’s permission to build the hospital is under the auspices of the US and Qatar, along with the United Nations.

When Joshua entered the Promised Land, he was instructed to destroy all the inhabitants and their idols, but we read in Joshua 11:22: “There was none of the Anakims left in the land of the children of Israel: only in Gaza, in Gath, and in Ashdod, there remained.”

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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