A Palestinian man died on Wednesday after he was not allowed to leave the Gaza Strip to get the life saving medical care he needed.

Doctors said that Fareed Abu Odeh, 41 years old, had cancer, they added that his family made all needed documents to leave Gaza to get medical care but the Israeli military delayed the approval until he was pronounced dead today.

Israeli started its siege on the Gaza Strip in June 2007, rendering the 1.5 million Palestinians living there lacking food, medical and fuel supplies.

The Palestinian health Ministry announced on Wednesday that with the death of Odeh today the number of patients that died because of the siege have now reached 361. On Tuesday a 13 year old boy died because of the siege, he also had cancer.