1,700 Gazans Could Face Amputations Due to the Lack in Health Funding, UN Warns

Thousands of Palestinians injured in protests along the border may loose limbs, unable to receive the proper medical care required, a UN official says

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 A lack of health funding in Gaza means 1,700 people shot by Israeli security forces may have to have amputations in the next two years, Jamie McGoldrick, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Occupied Palestinian Territory, told reporters on Wednesday.

McGoldrick said 29,000 Palestinians had been wounded in protests in the past year, and 7,000 of them had gunshot wounds, mostly in the lower legs.

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