Two more siege victims fall in Gaza including mother of 11 children
|Monday, August 4,2008 16:24|
Two more Palestinian patients were pronounced dead on Monday after Israeli occupation forces" blockade on the Gaza Strip prevented them from traveling for treatment abroad.
The popular committee against the siege said that 53-year-old Suad Hamouda died after a long battle with cancer.
It said in a statement that Hamouda was living in Beit Hanun, northern Gaza Strip, and was a mother of 11 children. She was blocked from travel abroad on four different occasions, the statement added.
Medical sources earlier announced the death of Enam Al-Shurafa, 60, who suffered from pancreatic tumors and was also denied travel permit to seek treatment abroad.
The death of the two women raised to 227 the number of the siege victims of the Gaza patients, one third of whom were children.