- PressTV News Videos Published on Aug 30, 2017
Over a dozen terminally ill patients in the beseiged Gaza Strip have died after Israel denied them permits to travel abroad for treatment. In a statement the Al-Mezan Centre for Human Rights cited the cases of 15 patients since the start of 20-17. Among them are two women who were repeatedly refused exit permits, while four others had permits approved only to be arrested at a border crossing. Others are beaten and interrogated at checkpoints. The N-G-O has slammed Tel Aviv’s blockade on Gaza saying it has led to the coastal enclaves health care service collapsing. The statement added Israel is violating its international legal obligations by denying Gazans the flow of much needed medical supplies.