NYC mayor in Ashkelon, says Israel humane
Mayor of New York visits Israel in solidarity with the citizens of Israel and Gaza.
Gazans being treated in Ashkelon Bloomberg, who has already visited Israel's rocket-battered region in the past, visited the Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon and went down to the children's ward that has been relocated to the bomb shelter.
The mayor met with two Palestinian women from Gaza who were staying at the hospital. One of the women, from Gaza's Rimal neighborhood, arrived with her grandson that was born some three weeks ago and suffered medical problems. The boy's mother was left behind in Gaza and could not leave.
The other Palestinian woman Bloomberg met with was pregnant and waiting to give birth.
After inquiring about the two women's conditions, Bloomberg said it was unfortunate that children, as well as many innocent people are killed in wars, but the situation in the hospital was a testament to the State of Israel's humanity.