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Gaza calls for equal rights for those with disabilities

Palestinians in Gaza held a vigil calling for disabled people to have equal access to health care, education and protection from the occupation's crimes

Scores of Palestinians staged a sit-in at the headquarters of the Ministry of Social Affairs on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities to highlight the plight of disabled people in the Gaza Strip.

There are some 130,000 disabled people living in Gaza; some were born with a disability and others became disabled following accidents or the numerous Israeli attacks on the Strip.

In the vigil, the protesters raised banners declaring their right to health, education, international protection from the occupation's violations and their right to employment.

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