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Palestinian man dies of war injuries in Egypt hospital

The first Palestinian victim of Israel's ongoing offensive on the Gaza Strip to die in Egypt's Al-Arish hopital

Ahram Online , Monday 21 Jul 2014
Rafah border crossing on Egypt-Gaza border (Photo: Reuters)
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The first casualty among wounded Palestinians being treated in Egypt, a middle-aged Palestinian man, died in an Egyptian hospital on Sunday, state news agency MENA said.

Ragaey Hammad, 38, succumbed to his injuries – which included shrapnel wounds in the brain – one day after he was admitted to a hospital in the North Sinai town of Al-Arish.

More than 500 Palestinians and 18 Israelis have been killed since Israel launched its military offensive on Gaza on 8 July.

Egypt has intermittently opened its Rafah border crossing with Gaza, usually closed for security concerns, to allow the entry of wounded Palestinians. 

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