19 injured children return to Gaza from Germany

GAZA, (PIC)– 19 Palestinian children injured in last summer’s Israeli offensive on Gaza came back home to the blockaded Strip on Tuesday after they had been in Germany for medical treatment.

Sources in the Gaza crossings department told the Anadolu news agency that 19 wounded Palestinian children arrived in the coastal enclave afternoon Tuesday via the Israeli-controlled Beit Hanoun border crossing after they had received medical therapy in German hospitals.

The Israeli occupation forces banned three German doctors accompanying the children from entering the Gaza Strip, the same sources added.

Spokesperson for the Gaza-headquarted Health Ministry, Ashraf al-Qudra, said, meanwhile, the children took a recovery trip to Germany to be treated for the serious and moderate wounds they sustained during last summer’s Israeli aggression on Gaza.

Many among the wounded children have been orphaned after Israel’s military operation took away the lives of their fathers and mothers.

A 51-day military aggression launched by the Israeli occupation on the besieged Gaza Strip on July 7 mercilessly bumped off some 2,200 Palestinians, mostly women and children, and left some 11,000 others, including 3,000 children, wounded.

Human rights institutions and medics said over 1,000 children have gone either paralyzed or wheelchaired during or in the wake of the offensive.

(Source / 08.06.2015)

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