A Palestinian patient was reported dead on Tuesday after he was unable to leave the Gaza Strip for life saving medical care he needed.
Doctors announced that Ass’ad Asfour, aged 51, died of a lung cancer after Israel prevented him from leaving the besieged Gaza Strip for medical care.
The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza reported today that the number of patients who died because of the Israeli siege have reached 364.
Israel started its siege on the Gaza Strip in June of 2006, rendering the hospitals there unable to treat most medical cases. While the 1.5 million Palestinians living in Gaza ended up lacking much needed supplies due to the siege.