Gaza

Critically ill child dies in Gaza waiting for referral and permit

November 2014

Razan Salah, 11 years old, from Rafah, was admitted to European Gaza hospital on November 5 with sudden bleeding into the skin. After tests she was diagnosed with aplastic anemia (bone marrow failure) and referred on November 11 for urgent bone marrow transplantation available only in Israeli hospitals. However, new procedures within the Referral Abroad Department in Gaza and in Ramallah caused her referral to be delayed several days, misdirected to a hospital that lacks the capacity to treat the condition, then refused for financial coverage for a bone marrow transplant, which the receiving Israeli hospital had requested. Razan was approved only for an outpatient appointment. The family applied for an urgent permit from Israeli authorities to exit Erez, without an immediate response. On the evening of November 20, Razan’s condition deteriorated and she was transferred to the pediatric ICU, where she died 5 days later.

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Three dead in Gaza due to freezing temperatures, including two infants

Haaretz, 10.01.15

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Two infants and one man died due to the intense cold weather in the Gaza Strip over the weekend, Palestinian health services reported on Saturday.

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As Hamas and Fatah quarrel, Gaza is orphaned

Haaretz, 22.12.14

 

Hamas' military spectacle stands in stark contrast to the ruin that plagues Gaza; meanwhile, Abbas and his ministers are shunning the strip.

 

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The contrast between the arrogant and arousing military display Hamas held recently to mark 27 years of its founding, and the mountains of ruins and high levels of unemployment and poverty in Gaza, makes one remember just how brilliant a move the Islamic resistance movement made last April. That was when it gave up the government it led and returned responsibility for the disaster-stricken Strip to the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah. [...].

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Hamas knows that the people of Gaza do not want another war

Haaretz, 25.12.14

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the IDF attacked various areas in the Strip 35 times in November. One person was killed and 10, including farmers and fishermen, were wounded in these incidents. The difference on Wednesday, then, is that the Palestinians responded to the army’s aggression and an Israeli soldier was wounded.

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FOTO. Gaza, le voci di Shujaiyya

05 gen 2015

A cinque mesi dai bombardamenti israeliani sul quartiere di Shujaiyya, le macerie delle centinaia di case sono ancora lì, sotto l’inverno della Striscia di Gaza.

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Gaza City (Striscia di Gaza), 5 gennaio 2015, Nena News – Khaled ci accompagna sui resti della sua casa. Tiene per mano Ahmed che gli ripete ad ogni passo “aspetta nonno”. Un po’ perchè ancora traumatizzato da tutte quelle macerie che hanno mangiato la sua bicicletta. Un po’ perchè a quattro anni non si riesce a tenere il passo di un adulto.

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