Seriously Wounded Gaza Child Dies At A Jerusalem Hospital

29 Jul
10:36 PM

A Palestinian child, who was seriously injured several days ago when the army fired a missile into a street in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, died on Tuesday at the St. Joseph (French) Hospital in occupied Jerusalem.The Maan News Agency has reported that Zaher Ahmad Najjar, 6, suffered a serious injury a few days ago, after the army fired fired a missile targeting a motorcycle rider, in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

The targeted Palestinian was killed, and as several residents gathered in the area, the Israeli Air Force fired a second missile, leading to several casualties, and Najjar suffered a serious injury.

The child was moved to Khan Younis Hospital, before he was moved to the Gaza European Hospital and then to St. Joseph Hospital due to the seriousness of his condition.

He was declared clinically dead, and passed away Tuesday.

His body will be moved back to the Gaza Strip Wednesday, Maan stated.

Head of the St. Joseph Hospital, Jamil Kousa, stated that 21 wounded Palestinians are currently receiving treatment at the hospital, and that the hospital is ready and willing to provide all needed treatment for patients and wounded Palestinians who suffered very serious injuries, such as head injuries, and severe burns.

Kousa stated the hospital urgently needs respiratory machines, and equipment.

Families of a few wounded Palestinians managed to transfer their wounded loved ones to the Al-Maqassed Hospital in Jerusalem, Augusta Victoria and St. Joseph hospital in occupied Jerusalem.

In latest report, the Ministry of Health in Gaza said 1191 Palestinians, including hundreds of children, women and elderly, have been killed by Israeli missiles in Gaza since July 9, while more than 7000 Palestinians have been injured.

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Saed Bannoura

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