The children enjoyed a variety of activities and prizes such as face painting, puppet balloons made for them by the entertaining clown, a variety of creative activities and group games. After they enjoyed playing with each other, a lunch meal was held for all children and their families and medical staff. The day was designed to bring together Israeli and Palestinian families who were in constant touch during the children's treatment, and continue the regular monitoring of their children even when their health is excellent.
Later in the day, a meeting was held between Dalia Bassa and Ali Abohdr – a Palestinian Dalia knows through their joint work with the Palestinian Ministry of Health. Today, Ali is a grandfather to many grandchildren, one of whom was born with a heart defect and underwent three heart surgeries at the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital. "In my work at the Ministry of Health, I worked with Dalia many times to save lives," said Ali, "I am happy that when my grandson was in need of medical care, Dalia did everything to save his life and provide the best medical care.”
The "Heart for Peace" Foundation is a French non-profit organization that helps Palestinian children with congenital heart defects get the surgery that would otherwise be unavailable to them in the Palestinian Territories. The organization finances surgeries at the hospital and works in coordination with the Health Office in the Civil Administration. Thanks to their work, more than 530 Palestinian children underwent life saving heart surgery in recent years. At least once a week a Palestinian child receives heart surgery at the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital.
Let's work out the formula again:
Israel helping Arabs is good hasbara.
Hasbara is evil.
Therefore, Israel helping Arab kids is evil.
And if the kids end up not hating Israel, it is catastrophic.
I think that's the way the Israel-haters' logic goes, whether it is explicit or not.