The difference between the current Israeli situation and apartheid South Africa is emphasised at a very human level: Jewish and Arab babies are born in the same delivery room, with the same facilities, attended by the same doctors and nurses, with the mothers recovering in adjoining beds in a ward.
Palestinian human rights organization in occupied Palestinian territories called for an end to the discrimination practiced against 1948 Palestinians in Israeli hospitals.
Mossawa Center (MC) for Arab citizens in Israel pointed out that Meir hospital in the Zionist settlement “Kfar Saba” in 1948 occupied Palestine had separated between Arab and Jewish mothers in maternity wards.
“Meir hospital continues its racist practices and discrimination against Arab citizens,” the center stated in a press release, pointing out to another serious and racist act where Kfar Saba’s Meir Medical Center has banned Arab teachers and students from speaking Arabic.
Of course such spurious claims to Israeli “equality” disregard over four million Palestinian residents of the Gaza Strip and West Bank, now nearing their 45th year under Israeli military rule, and the dozens of delivering mothers and newborn babies who have died at the occupying power’s checkpoints. Nor do they include millions of Palestinian refugees prevented from accessing their homeland altogether.