Palestinian medical sources reported on Wednesday that a Palestinian older woman died late Tuesday night because the Israeli army would not allow her to leave the Gaza Strip for medical care.Dr. Mo’awiah Hassanin of the Palestinian Ministry of Health told IMEMC that Amneh Al Madhon, 60, from Beit Lahyia town, in the northren part of the Gaza Strip, had Breast Cancer, and she died because she was not allowed to leave Gaza for Israeli or West Bank hospitals to get the proper treatment.

Al Madhon is the 85th patient to die from a serious illness in Gaza due to the Israeli siege that has been imposed on the Palestinian coastal region since June 2007.

Two weeks ago the Israeli army stepped up the Siege and sealed off the borders totally with the Gaza strip, leaving the 1.5 million Gazans lacking food, medicine, and fuel supplies.