Suffering from chronic kidney disease, Abdullah Ramal crossed into Israel to undergo a life-saving surgery back in September. The five-year-old Palestinian underwent a kidney transplant at Beilinson Hospital.
The donor? His father. The funder? The Civil Administration of Judea and Samaria, which donated NIS 380,000 to fully cover Ramal’s surgery and medicine.
Ramal’s surgery also reflected a recent trend: Increased security and stability in Judea and Samaria have reinforced coordination between the Civil Administration and Palestinian people. In 2011, the Civil Administration assisted five Palestinian families, donating NIS 2.5 million for organ transplants.