A twelve year-old Palestinian child on Monday died in the Gaza Strip after Israeli authorities barred the child from leaving the region to receive medical attention. Tamer Shaher al-Yazji, from Gaza city, died today at the Gaza's children hospital, after his application to seek medical attention outside Gaza was delayed by the Israeli authorities. According to Ismail Yassin, of the intensive care unit at the childrens' hospital, Tamer was supposed to leave for urgent treatment inside an Israeli hospital last Wednesday, but the transfer was delayed by the Israeli government. Tamer died after the chicken pox he was suffering went untreated. According to the Physicians for Human Rights organization in Tel-Aviv, the Israeli High Court of Justice has not yet responded to a petition by the group to allow such cases access to alternative health care facilities. The PHR's spokesperson, Miri Wingarton, told IMEMC that at least 40 patients per month require health care that is not available in the Gaza Strip. Gaza has been laboring under an Israeli-imposed closure since mid June, under which goods and persons are denied freedom of movement over Gaza's borders.
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