Israeli hospital partners with church to treat Palestinian children

Click photo to download. Caption: Assaf Harofe Hospital, Rishon LeZion, Israel. The medical center is partnering with the Jerusalem-based Living Bread International Church to treat Palestinian children in a new venture titled “Rescue the Child.” Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

( An Israeli hospital near Tel Aviv is partnering with the Living Bread International Church to provide medial care to children in Gaza and the West Bank. The Jerusalem-based church and the Assaf Harofeh Medical Center are calling the project “Rescue the Child.”

Israeli and Palestinian authorities have approved coordination of the project and the moving of the patients from Gaza and the West Bank into Israel for treatment.

“It is such a move of God to reach out in love and compassion to children, who are in a state of hopelessness. Isn’t it like God to team up a Church and a Jewish hospital to show love to the enemies of Israel during this time?” said Karen Dunham, director of Living Bread International Church, according to the Christian News Wire. Dunham has been dubbed by news sources as “the Mother Theresa of Israel.”

“I believe that as Israeli citizens, we always have a right to defend ourselves from any aggression. However, we will always stretch out our hand for peace and show compassion to the suffering of children,” said Aharon Cholow, the director of international resources for Friends of Assaf Harofeh.

Posted on February 27, 2013 .