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Belgian Doctor to Jewish Woman: Go to Gaza, I Won’t Treat You

More ugly anti-Semitism in Europe, with the Gaza war serving as the wick for the firebombs of hatred.
An anti-Semitic poster seen in Europe.

An anti-Semitic poster seen in Europe.
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A 90 year old Jewish woman in Antwerp, Belgium, was in terrible pain Wednesday evening, July 30. The woman had fractured a rib, and she asked her American grandson, who was visiting, to call the local medical emergency hotline.

The grandson called the hotline, but when the physician who answered the call heard the American accent and the grandmother’s (Jewish) name,  he said: “I’m not coming,” and hung up.

When the grandson called again, the doctor was clearer: “Send her to Gaza for a few hours, then she’ll get rid of the pain.”

According to the Belgian news source which reported the incident, Joods Actuaeel (Jewish News), the doctor could tell immediately that Klein was Jewish because of her name and because her address is in a heavily-Jewish neighborhood.

We know the story is true  because Klein’s grandson called a friend who is a doctor, who called the medical hotline and the physician who answered admitted having hung up as well as having made the Gaza remark. The doctor explained his behavior by saying he had an “emotional reaction.” The call was tape recorded.

The grandson filed a complaint with the local police charging the hotline doctor with racism and xenophobia.

According to the report, the 90-year old woman burst into tears: “This reminds me of what we underwent in Europe 70 years ago, I never thought that day would ever be repeated,” she said.

The editor of the Belgian Jewish News recounted that there have been several shocking hate incidents directed against Belgian Jews since the Gaza-Israel war began. He provided several examples.

First, a clothing store in Antwerp refused to serve an Orthodox Jewish woman. A sign was hung in a cafe in Liege that said “dogs welcome, Jews are not,” and in Brussels, slogans like “death to Jews” were chanted at a “peace” demonstration.

Earlier this month, 120 doctors in Belgium called for a boycott of Israel, based, they claimed, on the “lack of humanitarian resources in Gaza.” In response, 200 pro-Israel Belgians signed a letter publicly criticizing the physicians’ boycott call. The letter pointed out the hypocrisy of tears for Gaza, while ignoring the much larger and longer humanitarian crisis in Syria. They also decried the physicians’ criticism only of Israel, while ignoring the years of rocket attacks aimed at Israeli civilians, and the use of United Nations schools and of hospitals to wage war against Israel.

About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the US correspondent for The Jewish Press. She is a recovered lawyer who previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools.


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36 Responses to “Belgian Doctor to Jewish Woman: Go to Gaza, I Won’t Treat You”

  1. John Scala says:

    Gaza does have better medical than Belgium…

  2. Oww…… unprofessional wretch!!

  3. Post his name and pic!!

  4. Antisemitism is an age old European disease. I believe that that’s the reason why Europe is now paying a heavy price by having their collective culture being distroyed by extreme Islam in their midst. Eurabia deserves it.

  5. Bryan Mwewa says:

    This doctor has no morals and is violating the vows of the profession,he needs to be disciplined. Racist

  6. Jewish Doctors do not send Palestinians to Gaza. They treat them in Israel Hospitals ,Using Jewish money.. What is the Difference???

  7. Ofra Abraham says:

    This belgium doctor must be a smock to talk like this when someone needs medical help….

  8. Tom Harmon says:

    WWII all over again! don’t people ever learn?

  9. Ali Haider says:

    Another Holocaust awaiting for Jews due to their evil or brutal deeds and they rejected by God 2000 years ago…….

  10. Ali Haider says:

    Another Holocaust awaiting for Jews due to their evil or brutal deeds and they rejected by God 2000 years ago…….

  11. El Alber YB says:

    MUSLIMS, TRUST ME.,.

  12. El Alber YB says:

    EUROPE IS A PLACE OF FAITH.,.

  13. El Alber YB says:

    EUROPE IS A PLACE OF FAITH.,.

  14. Ali Haider says:

    Israel = parasites and viruses which should remove from world.

  15. Ali Haider says:

    The holy book Torah that was expired when they killed Prophets and right people from them they rejected by God and Qur’an is latest message of God and valid till now..
    So follow it!!!

  16. Sobriety Jon says:

    This war is not about Torah nobody should be a distraction from the heart of the matter.pls

  17. Sobriety Jon says:

    This war is not about Torah nobody should be a distraction from the heart of the matter.pls

  18. If you can call them Humans, move to Gaza and offer your self as a shield instead of a Palestinian children and you can meet 72 virgins, or if you are Christian, they can behead you too. Try out what is the best for you. I do not mind.

  19. Before you must meet all of 72 Virgins, Only after you can dream about Jerusalem. Not bad IDEA. Right???

  20. Anna Mordukhovich – hahaha! good one! That was funny!

  21. Ali Haider. Who is feeding u with all This fiction on Jews? All u said is not true

  22. Hitler still lives in Europe

  23. Not true. You know better. You are angry because you can proof nothing. Before we die in shame we shall witness your departure to meet 72 virgins. They are waiting for you.

  24. He’s not a doctor he’s a butcher there is a difference.

  25. Edward Brett says:

    Israel has some fantastic Israeli Arab surgeons and doctors…they would be delighted to treat any people suffering….

  26. Useless doctor…Hamas is inviting you to go to gaza.

  27. Champ Styles says:

    ^–Narseer is right! Hamas is killing civilians in Gaza! Right on brother! It’s people like you who are keeping us all strong! Thanks bro, good thing Israel is giving warnings and settling things over there! :) Rock on, brother narseer! :D

  28. Champ Styles says:

    ^—Religion of “Love and Peace” ladies and gentlemen ;)

  29. the 72 virgins will be 72 demons . it’s a pagan religious belief straight from Satan . Even the false prophet they call mohamid thought it was a demon talking to him and was afraid . he was right . but then his idol worshipping Catholic wife told it was god . way people full for pagan beliefs of child and women sacrifice and death over the true God of Isreal who loves ua is beyond me awake people . You didn’t crawl on out of the ocean

  30. I guess he was yearning for a second Kristallnacht.

  31. I guess he was yearning for a second Kristallnacht.

  32. Anna, Israel treats Palestinians after they bomb them?

  33. Anna, Israel treats Palestinians after they bomb them?

  34. Thats a criminal act committed by a “doctor”

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