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Palestinian Child Dies Due to Closure of Rafah Crossing
Palestinian Child Dies Due to Closure of Rafah Crossing
Ahmad Ammar Abu Nahl
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Gaza, Spokesman for the National Committee to Break the Siege Adham Abu Salmieh said on Thursday that Ahmad Ammar Abu Nahl was suffering from an enlarged heart and liver and had been planning to go to Turkey via Egypt for treatment.

However, the young child died Thursday while waiting for the crossing to open.

Abu Salmieh said that the continued death of victims is unfortunate and demanded the reopening of the Rafah crossing for humanitarian cases.

The Rafah crossing into Egypt has been the principal connection between the Gaza Strip's 1.8 million residents and the outside world since the imposition of an economic blockade by Israel beginning in 2007.

The death of Abu Nahl brings the number of deaths to two as a result of the closure of the crossing since the Egyptian military overthrew Mohammed Morsi, Abu Salmieh said.

Egypt's army has repeatedly closed the Rafah border crossing since July while simultaneously destroying hundreds of tunnels that Gazans used for years to import fuel, building materials and other goods, as well as to enter and exit the blockaded coastal enclave.

Source: Farsnews