Palestinian medical sources said that a Palestinian woman died on Tuesday suffering from a chronic disease that could have been treated had the medicine been available in Gaza.

Saousan Al Sultan, 28, had acute Rheumatism and her Doctors reported that Sultan died because essential medicine was unavailable in the Gaza Strip due to the siege.

The European Campaign to end the 'Siege' on Gaza issued a report on Monday stating that the 11 month siege of  Gaza has caused the deaths of 32 patients in May alone.

According to the report there are 1329  other patients suffering from chronic disease in who are at risk due lack of essential medicine to treat their conditions. The  current death since the start of the siege in June 2007 is 172.

The Israeli siege on Gaza has left the 1.5 million Palestinians living there lacking food, water, medicine and fuel supplies.