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22 Gazans transferred to Jordan for medical treatment

May 24, 2018 at 10:12 am

Palestinians, who were wounded by Israeli soldiers during a protest to mark the 70th anniversary of Nakba, receive treatment at the European Hospital in Gaza City, Gaza on 17 May, 2018 [Ashraf Amra/Anadolu Agency]

Twenty-two wounded Palestinians from Gaza were transferred to Jordan on Tuesday to receive medical treatment.

Israeli media said the medical transfer was made upon the request of Jordan’s King Abdullah in coordination with Israeli occupation officials.

The wounded were transferred through the Erez (Beit Hanoun) crossing in northern Gaza with the help of Jordanian ambulances, and left through the Israeli-controlled Allenby Crossing in the occupied West Bank during the early hours of yesterday morning.

The spokesperson of the ministry in Gaza, Ashraf Al-Qedra, announced late Sunday that Israeli forces had killed 112 Palestinians and injured 13,190 more since the start of the Great March of Return on 30 March.

Thirteen of those killed were children, under the age of 18, while minors made up 2,096 of those injured.

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