The Israeli army forced a Palestinian resident living with AIDS from the West Bank city of Hebron to pay the expanses of his security escort for treatment at an Israeli hospital on Thursday morning.
The Israeli newspaper, Haartz, reported that Physicians for Human Rights paid the two security guards 4000 NIS per day, however, the resident, who refused to announce his name, does not know how he will be able to pay when returns again to the hospital in April.
The army refused to give the Palestinian the necessary documents to enter Israel "for security reasons," as the AIDS victim had been arrested several times in Israel without these documents, Israeli security sources reported.
Physicians for Human Rights threatened to take the case to the Supreme Court in Israel to object the Israeli forces’ diction. The army replied by stating that "if the Palestinian could not cover the expanses of the security guards he has to go abroad for medical treatment."