Israel paralysed Palestinian child Maria Aman. Now they’re exploiting her.
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Maria Aman, who was travelling with her family when [an Israeli] missile struck.... was left paralysed, while 4 of her family members were also killed. There was much attention on her case when Israeli authorities attempted to terminate her treatment & revoke her temp. residence status which allowed her to receive treatment in Israel. In Oct. '16 Maria was granted permanent residency, while her father & brother, [her only caregivers] have to renew their temp. residence status each yr. The Times of Israel has published an interview with Maria’s father, Hamdi, framing her presence in Israel as a symbol of Israel’s benevolence. If targeted assassinations were not an Israeli policy, Maria might have escaped paralysis & her family members would still be alive; that is, if they had also managed to evade being murdered or injured during Israel’s massacres on the enclave.
What is most evident in the report, however, is the exploitation of needs & fear. Statements have been attributed to Maria such as: “She’s not angry about being paralysed. ‘I got used to it,’ she says with a smile.” It is easy to see how such statements, if true, are projections of fear. Within a wider framework it highlights the fragmentation of Palestinians as a direct result of the situations inflicted upon them by Israel. Had Maria remained in Gaza she would not have had access to the necessary treatment. But as a result, staying in Israel for medical treatment has had repercussions on Maria’s family whose residency status is still subject to manipulation by Israel – revoking the permits is a simple matter for the authorities. (See more in comments🔽) #Palestine #Gaza
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