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60 seriously injured Palestinians arrive in Istanbul for medical treatment

[ 27/03/2008 - 11:04 AM ]


Under the auspices of IHH, a Turkish relief committee, 60 Palestinians from those who sustained serious injuries in the last Israeli aggression on Gaza arrived aboard a private plane in Istanbul to receive medical treatment in Turkish hospitals.

The seriously wounded Palestinian will be receiving appropriate medical treatment and surgical operations in Turkish hospitals. Many of the survivors of the Israeli massacre in Gaza will be provided with prostheses and will be provided with psychological support within an integrated program during their stay in Turkey.  

For its part, IHH announced that it held meetings with the Egyptian government prior to the travel of the wounded Palestinians to Istanbul which resulted in the latter's approval to allow 60 cases to travel for medical treatment.

IHH underlined that there are dozens of serious injuries in the Egyptian hospitals such as the case of a Palestinian child called Shukri Khader, 11, who became paralyzed after sustaining three bullet wounds in his body one is in his hip.

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