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WATCH: Refugee health clinic - A step in the right direction?

Aside from emergency services, Israel doesn’t provide asylum seekers with an adequate solution to health and medical problems. This year, however, the Health Ministry established a limited medical clinic designed for the refugee population. While the clinic is a small step in the right direction, the question remains: In a country with a public health system, why can’t refugees simply receive treatment in public hospitals along with Israelis and other residents?

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