This all brings some sick thoughts to mind. I can't help but think of the endless possibilities in terms of the accepted and widely practiced racist profiling of the time, the 1950s and 1960s. Some of the relevant discussions of this matter mention the injurious x-ray treatment of Tinia Capitis used for children of Oriental (Arab) Jews. I distinctly recall my elementary school classmates who were pulled out repeatedly for this treatment. Later, as a physician, I provided medical certificates for some of those who developed cancer and applied for compensations. I mention that to illustrate the fact that we, locals, were often lumped together with Jewish immigrants from the Middle East and North Africa for negative profiling (even though we didn't qualify for their many advantages as Jewish immigrants.)
Now that this ugly monster has raised its head again, I cannot but consider the thought that if this was what the system and its legitimate practitioners did to their Mizrahi brothers and sisters, what could they have done to us, the remnants of the Palestinian enemy? How come no one has ever raised the issue? Do we dare to even ask the question if similar practices towards our babies took place? And if yes, then how come it has never been addressed.
As long as the suspicions were about abduction of babies for adoption, one might reason that religious and ethnicity considerations might have led to the exemption of the children of Palestinian citizens of Israel from consideration. Could it be that we were so fully excluded from the healthcare facilities in the new state that we gave birth to children, raised them and, if they got sick and died, we buried them in total isolation from the new state’s Zionist medical care system of the time? Could it be that we were so low on the totem pole that we were not even considered for such experimentations? How do we go about answering such questions if we were to dare ask them in the first place?