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Three year old Gazan child dead of a heart condition - exit permit could have saved him
by Ghassan Bannoura
Monday January 11

Original title: Israel`s Siege Kills Another Child. Man Reported Dead At A Tunnel Site

A Palestinian child was reported dead on Monday after he was unable to leave the Gaza Strip for the medical care he urgently needed.

Three year old Mayisarah Mousa had a heart condition, but doctors were unable to treat him in the Gaza Strip due to the ongoing Israeli siege. Doctors said that he needed an operation to save his life but the Israeli military did not give his family the much needed permit to leave Gaza for medical treatement abroad.

According to the Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza, with Mousa`s death the number of patients who died because of the Israeli siege has now reached 368. The Israeli military started its siege on the Gaza Strip in June of 2006.

Also on Monday a young man was reported dead after he fell into a tunnel at the southern Gaza Strip borders with Egypt.

Local sources identified the man as Fadi Azzam, 20 years old, from Rafah city. Witnesses told local media that Azzam fell inside a tunnel that he works in and died of his wounds.

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