- October 6, 2008
Death of two young men raises to 249 the number of victims of the siege on Gaza
GAZA, Two young men died on Monday as a result of being barred from travelling abroad to receive medical treatment, raising the number patients who died as a result of the siege imposed on Gaza to 249 victims.
The ministry of health said in a statement on Monday that Mahmoud al-Shaer (22years) from the southern Gaza Strip city of Kan Younis died after being barred from travelling abroad to receive treatment for injuries he sustained at work.
The ministry added that Muhammad Hamad Abu Taha (22 years) from the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah also died after sever deterioration in his and being barred from travel abroad for treatment, he was suffering from renal failure.