Israel does not allow injured Gazans leave the enclave!
The Israeli regime’s prolonged blockade of the war-torn Gaza Strip is taking its toll on many wounded Palestinians who are in urgent need of treatment outside the Palestinian enclave.
A nine-year-old Palestinian girl was admitted to Gaza’s Shifa Hospital more than three weeks ago after being paralyzed from the neck down in an Israeli airstrike. Maha Sheikh Khalil urgently needs to be treated abroad in order to regain some of her nerve function, but she and her family are still waiting for permission from Israel to move her out of Gaza.
“I feel like I can’t do anything with my body. And when I move like this, I can’t feel my body moving,” Maha, who has lost her mother and sister in the Israeli attack, said from her hospital bed on Sunday.
Her doctor, Basil Baker, also noted that if Maha gets an infection in the hospital, it would be difficult to treat her, adding, “This means that she will be worse, and will not have any chance for any nerve recovery.”
The death toll from Israel’s deadly aggression on the besieged Gaza Strip has hit 1,942, including nearly 470 children. More than 230 of the victims are women. Nearly 10,000 Palestinians have been injured in the Israeli offensive which began on July 8.
The Israeli army says around 65 Israelis have been killed in the conflict, but the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas puts the number at more than 150.