Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Israel scandal after the refusal to accept a blood donation a black member
Organization logo Magen David Adom .
The charity Israeli Magen David Adom , the national society of the Movement of the Red Cross and Red Crescent , refused Wednesday, December 11th blood donation black member of Ethiopian origin Pnina Tamano - Shata . Responsible for the organization , filmed and recorded by a video camera , explained that " as directed by the Ministry of Health , it is not possible to accept the special Ethiopian Jewish blood ." His comments provoked a heated controversy in the country.
According to Israeli media , the Ministry of Health estimated that the blood of Jews of Ethiopian origin who were not born in Israel is likely to spread disease , including AIDS. Pnina Tamano - Shata responded in an interview on the private television channel 10 , denouncing " this affront to an entire community because of the color of his skin ." " I'm 32 , I arrived at the age of three years in Israel , I did my military service and I have two children , there is no reason to treat me like this ," s' is outraged .
" NOTHING HAS CHANGED "
MP recalled that there was sixteen great manifestation of the Ethiopian Jewish community took place in Jerusalem when the media had revealed that health authorities had rid themselves without the use of blood donated by the members of this community. " Since that time I expressed myself , nothing has changed," she said.
After consultation, the Magen David Adom said they were ready to accept the blood of the member, but that it would be frozen and would not be used , said the Ynet website. Alerted the Prime Minister , Benjamin Netanyahu , called the parliamentary member Yesh Atid , a centrist party member of the coalition , to express his "admiration" and said he was going to review the guidelines in case originated .
Over 100,000 Ethiopian Jews have immigrated to Israel in the last thirty years , especially during the "Moses " and " Solomon " operations in 1984 and 1991. Currently, more than 120,000 Ethiopian Jews , including 8