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  1. Rotten and vile. I am always amazed how Israeli doctors will provide medical care to those who attempt to destroy us.

    Comment by Sara Springer — December 19, 2013 @ 12:10 AM

  2. Good riddance. Another pustule on the face of the earth is eliminated… It should have happened much sooner.

    Comment by Stuart Kaufman — December 19, 2013 @ 12:11 AM

  3. It means that Israel is civilized, while its tormentors are not.

    Comment by Christopher Bakes — December 19, 2013 @ 12:15 AM

  4. that has been always the policy of Israel, strip the Palestinians of every possibility to survive in order to give them later crumbs and then pose as hero and Benefactor, is a simple strategy, anyone can do it.

    Comment by Cvstodio Bxrnardes — December 19, 2013 @ 3:42 AM

  5. The Palestinians have gotten what they deserved: nothing!

    Comment by David Neubart — December 19, 2013 @ 3:46 AM

  6. He won’t be missed

    Comment by Eileen Gindin Spiegel — December 19, 2013 @ 4:00 AM

  7. Oh, the irony.

    Comment by Yocheved Rotenberg — December 19, 2013 @ 2:44 AM

  8. It's the Hypocratic Oath all Drs. take..

    Comment by Jill Cunniff — December 19, 2013 @ 3:38 AM

  9. Don't provide it. End of story. Let him go to Egypt (who won't grant Gazans entry) or Cyprus (i.e. Russian Mafia Disneyland).

    Comment by Anonymous — December 19, 2013 @ 6:55 AM

  10. HE WAS POISONED!! There was nothing wrong with this guy until the Jooos got their hands on him! They kidnapped him with rubber bullets! And abducted him in front of his children! Then they shot his children! (right? is that right?) And they took him to Jerooosalem and did medical experiments on him with sulpher tipped ichveishnichets!

    If Gaza is a sewer, maybe the people who live there ought to install a sewer system. Or maybe they're too worried about what (and whom) it'll wash away. Oh well, at least now there's one less thing to be disposed of.

    I'm glad the Jewish Press writes articles likes this. Having long ago disposed of my subscription to the New York Times, I can only imagine what kind of obituary those lunatics gave this guy.

    Comment by Louie V. Yadua — December 19, 2013 @ 7:00 AM

  11. OK, I've now donned protective clothing and gone to the NYTimes website and looked at their obit. If it were any more affectionate it would have belonged in the personals column. (Of course, they lovingly reference an op/ed he did for them during the Gaza war in 2009, reporting on bed-wetting by Palestinian children, and explaining that the trauma of the invasion will no doubt make the bedwetters more violent when they grow up. So it sort of WAS a personal ad.)

    The bulk of the obit is a song for his virtuous effort to unite Palestinian society, by which they mean reconciling Fatah and Hamas. They report sympathetically that Arafat had the guy arrested because El-Sarraj had criticized the PA for arresting Hamas guys, and "torturing" them, after they run a bunch of suicide bombing operations in Israel.

    This is the guy whose death the New York Times mourns.

    Comment by Louie V. Yadua — December 19, 2013 @ 7:09 AM

  12. typical…

    Comment by Lisa Kamins — December 19, 2013 @ 8:57 AM

  13. Jill Cunniff – wrong. He could have legally been denied care by the state as a security threat. But Israel doesn't do that, we leave it to the Arabs to act that way. The Hippocratic Oath says to "Do no harm," not to tend your enemies.

    Comment by Adam Michael Birkbeck — December 19, 2013 @ 11:12 AM

  14. This is why I do not support Israel. The people there are are really lunatics for helping the Gazans with aid during this flood, only to have the Gazans fire back rockets. Now this idiot Palestinian emerges to voice his opinion of the BDS movement all while receiving the best care in the world from Israeli doctors. Israel needs to learn to just let the Palestinians either dorwn in their own misery, or just let them die one by one.

    Comment by Cody Flecker — December 19, 2013 @ 4:23 PM

  15. It is the duty of every Jew to reach out to anybody in need. No matter who that person might be. We have to be a light to the world. That does not mean that we have to give away our land or our own security. These are completely different matters. Long live the love for human life as Israelis understand it.

    Comment by Henna du Plessis — December 19, 2013 @ 4:46 PM

  16. Israel shpould boycott divest and sanction this enemy and all like him

    Comment by Walter Richards — December 19, 2013 @ 5:32 PM

  17. Sarraj was a repulsive hypocrite — and a liar like too many other Arab intellectuals. But Western antisemites [Judeophobes] like to hear and support Arabs like him who justify their own anti-Jewish prejudices.

    Comment by Eliyahu Ben Abraham — December 19, 2013 @ 5:34 PM

  18. I just hope that the hospital charged him the same as it cost foreigners who holiday in the country for the cost of the treatment.

    Comment by Danuta Glendenning — December 19, 2013 @ 8:01 PM

  19. Again I stand AMAZED at Israel's commitment to save human Life regardless of WHO comes knocking on her doors. This man was a CREEP with no shame – maybe shaming him like this carries it's own poetic justice. Nevertheless – sorry to say – one wishes to see some kind of well-deserved pay-back to come his way. Well …maybe such is happening out-of-human-sight from the Hands of his Maker.

    Comment by Brigitte de Kroon — December 19, 2013 @ 8:03 PM

  20. So all of that boycotting and demands for an end to the Zionist entity goes out the window when you are sick and need a doctor. Ooh – I am guilty of stereotyping with the "Jewish Doctor Cliché." Well at least he did not ask for chicken soup.

    Comment by Mitchell Levin — December 20, 2013 @ 12:42 AM

  21. The fact that he turned to Israel shows

    1 he knows he only can trust Israelis

    2 only loving and good people of Israel will help him wholeheartedly despite what he did all his life.

    3 G-D made Jews the best in almost everything

    no one nation in the world love their enermy, truely Israel, G-D ‘light to the nations. Only this G-D tells his people to do so.

    G-D bless Israel!

    Comment by Chinese — December 20, 2013 @ 3:24 AM

  22. He was a "promoter, supporter, advocate AND cheerleader?" Thesaurus much?

    Congrats on the "Intro to Propaganda" level of writing in this piece. You've actually managed to make me mourn a man I'd never heard of before now out of sheer contrarianism.

    Comment by Alexander Wolfe — December 20, 2013 @ 3:37 AM

  23. IN the end they all want Israel's services. It is jealousy that makes them as they are. They see they aren't capable to do anything liks the Israelis do. They had all the opportunity to make a paradise in Gaza Strip after Israel was made to pull out. Why did the Israelis make Gush Katif a paradise. Is was successful, exporting vegetable and fruit, they had factories and everything there. But the Arabs only wanted to plow everything under and not let the Palestinians take over businesses to continue them.

    Comment by Eileen Chupak Baranes — December 20, 2013 @ 5:44 AM

  24. I am glad that Israel is the kind of place where even the worst villains can seek and receive medical attention. I would be happier still if we had a death sentence here, but it should be for actual terrorists, not for promoters of boycotts. Let the dogs bark, and let the caravan pass.

    Comment by Shimon Schreiber — December 20, 2013 @ 8:55 AM

  25. the only reason Dr. Sarraj was treated in Israel was because the medicines he needed were not available due to the years of blockade of Gaza by Israel. He had the respect and admiration of a number of Israeli physicians who also knew the enormous suffering of Gazans which Dr Sarraj, a clinical psychiatrist routinely treated. Since 54% of Gaza's population is 18 or younger Sarraj wanted to help them manage their trauma in order to build a future that would benefit all. That also was one of the reasons he FOUNDED "Bereaved Parents" and worked with Israeli and Palestinian families whose children died in the ongoing violence of the occupation. May Dr al-Sarraj rest in peace…a great humanitarian and compassionate physician. To say call him names and denigrate him without knowing a whit about his life or sacrifices is the lowest level one could sink to. What "Jewish values" do you who negate his life's work identify with??? Seek justice…be merciful…

    Comment by Miriam Adams — December 20, 2013 @ 11:38 PM

  26. Many hospitals throughout the world do not have the specific leukemia fighting drugs that Hadassah has. It's not just hospitals in Gaza, but all over the western world. There is a worldwide shortage of leukemia fighting drugs

    Comment by Jill Cunniff — December 21, 2013 @ 12:44 AM

  27. Christopher Bakes And that's something the anti-semites will never admit, even though they know it's true.

    Comment by Laura Egendorf — December 21, 2013 @ 4:06 AM

  28. Christopher Bakes And that's something the anti-semites will never admit, even though they know it's true.

    Comment by Laura Egendorf — December 21, 2013 @ 4:06 AM

  29. Jill Cunniff …worldwide shortages, Jill, is not comparable to this 7 yr blockade of the concentration camp called Gaza. There are few options for the overwhelming needs of 1.8 million CONFINED by the occupation authorities despite their protestations that withdrew.

    Comment by Miriam Adams — December 21, 2013 @ 5:40 AM

  30. I suggest that if the residents of Gaza want to live like civilized humans, they should behave like civilized humans, elect civilized humans, stop lobbing bombs at civilized humans, cease teaching terror tactics in its classrooms aimed at killing civilized humans, and begin acting like civilized humans do in prosperous countries act. "Manage their trauma in order to build a future that would benefit all"? Let's see. When did Islam originate? 622 AD? In case you haven't noticed, it's been a little tense ever since.

    Comment by Christopher Bakes — December 21, 2013 @ 6:12 AM

  31. Israel enforced a bockade on Gaza, which is part Palestine and blame a person who had to be treated in an Israeli Hospital? Hypocracy at it's extreme.

    Comment by Habibul Alam — December 21, 2013 @ 8:38 AM

  32. Miriam Adams sorry – but no. Myth!
    No "Palestinian" is even a refugee according to the standards that are used on alll other nations. They get special rules, special treatment, freaking special UN treatment – UNWRA to uphold their "status" as martyrs against Israel. So much money wasted on this every year, and not to solve humanitarian problems. It is disgraceful.

    Comment by Mette Ogsåvidere — December 21, 2013 @ 1:18 PM

  33. had to be treated in an Israeli Hospital?

    Why did Israel have to treat him he could have gone to Egypt through the Raffa crossing. if he boytoctted Israel than why not Israel hospital. Talk about hypcricy.

    Comment by Tamar Alexander — December 21, 2013 @ 6:37 PM

  34. Miriam Adams But when you boycot someone you need to be real about it. not boycot when it suit you .

    Comment by Tamar Alexander — December 21, 2013 @ 6:39 PM

  35. Jill Cunniff But still they gave them to him when they could easily have turned him away ???? would an islamic hospital have done that for a Jew ????

    Comment by Mac Archbold — December 21, 2013 @ 9:00 PM

  36. Miriam Adams , What country in their right mind would aid and abet the enemy? And let's be clear. The 'Gazans' ARE ISRAEL'S ENEMIES. They would, if given the chance, destroy Israel without a second thought and turn it into . . . well, another (or the same) Muslim hellhole that the rest of the Muslim middle east is. And why is Gaza a hellhole? Because everything the evil religion of Islam touches turns to shiite!! That's a natural result of a 'religion' (cult really) whose principal tenet is to kill or destroy all other religions.

    Comment by Alan N Kachalsky — December 22, 2013 @ 2:54 PM

  37. Israel should stop aiding and abetting their enemies. Let the Muslim pig get treatment anywhere in the Muslim world, or die trying.

    Comment by Alan N Kachalsky — December 22, 2013 @ 2:55 PM

  38. Islam is a religion premised on hypocrisy and deception. It's . . . well . . . like John Kerry, who voted for the war before he voted against it. Or does anyone really believe that Islam is 'the religion of peace?'

    Comment by Alan N Kachalsky — December 22, 2013 @ 2:57 PM

  39. Well, perhaps that philosophy needs to be modernized or revised. One's duty is to defeat your enemy. Not aid and abet them in any manner. This 'duty of every Jew' you speak of is pure liberal BS. Do liberals ever come to the aid of Conservatives? Do Muslims ever come to the aid of Jews? Or Christians? Buddhists, perhaps? NEVER!! And with all the oil money in the hands of the Muslims why are there no MUSLIM HOSPITALS? Does any 'Muslim Charity' ever provide aid to Christians or Jews? If so, I've never heard of one. Feel free to enlighten me. It's always a one-way street with this evil so-called religion.

    Comment by Alan N Kachalsky — December 22, 2013 @ 3:02 PM

  40. Read the writings of this man before you call him a "pig" just because he is a muslim. Watch his speeches. Learn what he was truly about: respect for human life. He was about treating children with trauma so they do not grow up to be suicide bombers. He was about believing in human rights without discrimination. He suffered under occupation but refused to let it dehumanize him. He believed that the children of Gaza can be stronger than their conditions, that they are able to overcome the life-long effects of the brutality they witnessed. Please get to know "the enemy". Please try to approach "the other" without the racism and superiority that is so deep-rooted in the israeli mind. These are people under occupation, people who are not free, people who cannot enjoy basic rights. It is a natural human instinct to want freedom. Dr Sarraj recognized that peace is impossible until you recognize the other partner as an equal, as a human being worthy of the same human rights. In an interview he said, "We like to be treated as equals. We like to be free. We like to have jobs. We like our children to be educated- not necessarily only in gaza but also in the west bank. Our children are not allowed to go to west bank universities, and abroad; on many occasions Israel did not allow our children to travel abroad for education (…) I think that we should join together in trying to make peace and security for all, when all are enjoying equal rights either within one state or two states or three states… I don't care about states, but I care about people."

    Comment by Rania Ejeilat — December 22, 2013 @ 9:42 PM

  41. I write from a public page and it would not let me "message" your inbox. If you wanted to speak to me…you must message me directly in my inbox and I can respond to questions or comments…but it will not let me message the public.

    Comment by Few there be that find It — January 2, 2014 @ 2:54 PM

  42. A liar remains just that and if he uses lies as part of his armory then he can never be trusted.

    Comment by Maurice Solovitz — January 23, 2014 @ 12:23 PM

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