A tweet from Sari Bashi of Human Rights Watch, retweeted by Ken Roth, shows yet again the anti-Israel bias of the organization.
What needs to be compared isn’t the total population od Israelis and Palestinians, but the number of people stricken with coronavirus. After all, healthy people clearly don’t need ventilators.
So let’s look at the numbers again, assuming her ventilator numbers are correct:
Number of Israelis diagnosed with Covid-19 (not yet recovered) as of this writing: 4115
Number of Palestinians diagnosed with Covid-19 (not yet recovered) as of now: 91
Number of ventilators per patient in Israel: 0.53
Number of ventilators per patient in the Palestinian territories: 3.24
Which means that Palestinians have over six times the number of respirators per patient that Israel has.
If you look at the numbers of those in serious condition, things are even more skewed towards the Palestinians. There are 74 Israeli patients in serious condition – and zero Palestinians. I don’t know how many, if any, people in non-serious condition need a respirator.
This doesn’t mean that more respirators won’t be needed for both. They are needed for the future, not the present. The numbers are increasing at a dizzying rate. But the implication that Israel is withholding ventilators that are desperately needed is completely false.
The anti-Israel rhetoric from so-called human rights groups is truly sick.
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