Gunshot Gaza: hospitals struggle to treat surge in firearms injuries

New types of complex injuries in the
Palestinian territory are leading to lifelong disabilities as prompt
comprehensive care is beyond the scope of already fractured health
services, reports Jonathan Owen.

More than a thousand people in Gaza have been left with life changing
injuries after being shot by Israeli soldiers at demonstrations in the
past few months, doctors have said, leading to a medical emergency.

Nearly 10 000 people have received injuries requiring hospital treatment, many
of them caused by shots from Israeli forces, since the Great March of
Return protests began at the border with Israel at the end of March.


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