- March 21, 2008
The Gaza siege claims its 115th victim
Two more Palestinian patients died in the Gaza Strip as a result of being denied travel out of the Gaza Strip to seek medical treatment which is not available Gaza, according to Palestinian medical sources.
Muhammd Baroud (68 years), resident of the Nusairat Refugee Camp in the central Gaza Strip and Shafiq Muhammad Abu al-Kas (45 years) from Beit Lahya in the northern Gaza Strip, both died of heart problems.
The death of the two patients brings to 115 the number of Palestinian patients who died as a result of the tightening of the siege since mid-June last year after Hamas took control of the Gaza Strip.
There are over a thousand patients in the Gaza Strip who need treatment abroad as they cannot be treated in local hospitals.