Foreign Ministry outlines Israeli-PA cooperation in report

March 18, 2012 19:55

Nearly 200,000 West Bank Palestinian patients and those accompanying them were granted permits in 2011 for medical treatment in Israel, a 13 percent increase from 2010, according to a Foreign Ministry report.

The report, entitled "Measures Taken by Israel in Support of Developing the Palestinian Economy and Socio-Economic Structure," will be submitted Wednesday to the Palestinian donors' conference meeting in Brussels.

In addition, according to the report, some 21,500 Palestinian children from the West Bank were treated in Israeli hospitals last year, a 171% increase from the year before.

The 44-page report documents areas of Israeli-Palestinian cooperation in a number of health, economic, and security spheres.

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