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Rights group: Israel detains Gaza patient at border

Jan. 2, 2013 4:34 P.M. (Updated: Jan. 4, 2013 4:35 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) -- Israeli forces detained a Palestinian at a border crossing from the Gaza Strip who was seeking medical treatment in Jerusalem, a human rights group said.

Rafiq Ayesh Abu Harbeed, 38, went to the Erez crossing for an interview with Israeli intelligence on Tuesday morning, in order to seek treatment outside Gaza for a herniated disk, the al-Mezan Center for Human Rights said.

Late Tuesday afternoon, Harbeed's family in Beit Hanoun were informed that he had been detained by Israeli authorities. Israeli officials could not be reached for comment on Harbeed's detention.

Harbeed was wounded by a live bullet to the spine during the first intifada, causing back and leg problems, and he was applying for permission to get treatment at the Maqasid Hospital in East Jerusalem.

Rights groups have condemned Israel's detention of patients seeking treatment outside of Gaza, stressing the right to medical treatment.
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