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Child's death brings the number of Gaza siege victims to 360 Palestinians

February 28, 2014 at 10:54 am

A Palestinian child died of disease yesterday, Tuesday, October 20, after being prevented from travelling abroad for treatment due to the blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip.

“The Gazan, Tamer Gamel El Sakany, 16, has joined the convoy of blockade martyrs, raising the number of the siege’s victims to 360,” declared the Ministry of Health in Gaza in an official statement.

The statement added that El Sakany, who was suffering from Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), was banned from travelling abroad for treatment due to the embargo that has been imposed on the inhabitants of Gaza for more than three years.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health appealed to the international community to “support the Gaza Strip’s people and trapped patients, break their silence, and pressure Israel to end its aggression against the Palestinian people.”

Source: Quds Press