A new report by the World Health Organization indicates Israel’s siege – imposed since 2007 – has affected Gaza’s healthcare system enormously.
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MSF: 1,000 Gazans shot by Israel at risk of fatal infection
Palestinians in Gaza are dealing with more fallout from the blockade – and their protest against it. Now in addition to thousands of gunshot wounds from Israeli snipers, and their accompanying disabilities and amputations, many are at risk of infection. The healthcare sector is lacking in supplies thanks to import restrictions; patients can not go abroad for treatment thanks to visa restrictions.
One Israeli human rights org reports over 180 Palestinians killed (31 of them minors) and 21,000 injured.