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Palestinian denied access to medical treatment by Israel

Saifuldeen Badr, 22, was shocked when the Israeli occupation denied him entry to have an operation. He was informed that he is a high security risk.

The Israeli excuses are used to arbitrarily manipulate the situation of sick individuals who need treatment outside of Gaza, especially those who are suffering a serious deterioration of their health.

Saifuldeen was in a car accident last month that led to his leg being shattered, as well as injuries to his ligaments and veins, requiring surgical intervention and medical equipment that can only be found outside of Gaza.

However, due to Israel denying him entry and the closure of the Rafah crossing, his situation gets worse by the day.

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He told MEMO that he is suffering from deterioration in his health, as the cells in his leg have started to die due to the fact that blood is not reaching the area. He said that two of his toes were amputated and it is only getting worse.

The doctors have told him that he has very bad circulation in his leg and therefore the dead parts need to be amputated from time to time, meaning that his leg is being cut off piecemeal.

His father says that they have filed a request to the Israeli authorities and contacted human rights organisations to interfere in the matter, however they were surprised that Israel considers him a serious security risk. This is even though he has no political affiliations.

His father believes that this excuse is not legitimate and can only be seen as an Israeli policy of exploitation and torture of ill individuals in the Gaza Strip.

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