Two more patients died this morning bringing the number of deaths in the Gaza strip due to the year long Israeli siege to 221, medical sources reported.
Nabeel Buheri, an 11 year-old child, died of a heart failure this morning after being banned from getting out of the Gaza strip to seek life-saving medical treatment. Also 55 year old Hidaya Issa died of cancer after many failed attempts to get out of the strip for treatment.
Hundreds of patient's lives are threatened by the lack of medical supplies in the strip because of the imposed siege. Most of them are women and children.
Last month both Israeli and Palestinian Resistance factions in Gaza agreed to a truce, as a result of Egyptian mediation efforts. The deal stipulates that Hamas will stop the firing of homemade shells into Israeli territory in exchange for Israel lifting the 12 month-blockade and ceasing all military attacks against the Coastal Region.