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Challenges face Gazans seeking treatment in West Bank

Some of Gaza’s injured are receiving medical attention in the West Bank, but Israeli restrictions are making it difficult to get more of the wounded across.
Jamal Doghmosh, a 48-year-old Palestinian mechanic who was injured in an Israeli air strike, receives a visit from relatives and friends at Shifa hospital in Gaza City August 9, 2014. When Doghmosh woke up in hospital after the attack, he could not hear properly and found that three fingers from his right hand were also gone. He is one of thousands of Palestinians who have been left physically disabled by the conflict with Israel in the Gaza Strip, which began on July 8 after a surge in Palestinian rocket s
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NABLUS, West Bank — After Mahmoud al-Masri, 15, was injured, he met his brother for the first time in his life, while their mother was waiting for them in the Gaza Strip. He arrived in Nablus to get treated after the family home in Khan Yunis was bombed during the recent Israeli aggression. He underwent several surgeries after suffering a fractured foot, with cuts in his tendons and arteries.

“I was walking near the house when it was bombed by Israeli reconnaissance aircraft," Masri told Al-Monitor. "I fell on the ground and sustained an injury to the foot. I held it and ran. A while later, I fell on the ground and could not stand anymore.”

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