Granddaughter of Hamas Haniyeh treated in Israel

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An Israeli hospital treated the seriously ill 1-year-old granddaughter of Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh.

Amal Haniyeh, accompanied by her grandmother, crossed from Gaza into Israel to be seen at the Schneider Children’s Medical Center in Petah Tikva, according to reports based on Palestinian sources.

Amal reportedly had an infection of her digestive tract that affected her nervous system and damaged her brain. She was transferred back to a hospital in the Gaza Strip after Israeli doctors determined that they could not help her, and her condition continued to deteriorate.

Her father, Abdul Salam Haniyeh, wrote on his Facebook page Nov. 18 that his daughter had returned to Gaza in a state of clinical death.

He had posted previously that his daughter had been transferred to an Israeli hospital, though the post subsequently was removed, according to the Jerusalem Post.

Israel allows Gaza Palestinians into the country for medical treatment on a case-by-case basis. — jta