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Abstract

In late December and early January, Israel's bombing of the Gaza Strip captured international headlines. While a political solution was often discussed, and a shaky ceasefire was ultimately agreed upon, the health care situation in Gaza before, during and after these bombings was hardly addressed. The ongoing Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip has had deleterious effects on health and health care delivery among the Palestinian population, particularly in Gaza where Israeli blockades have created a U.N.-declared humanitarian crisis. This article attempts to shed new light on the health care situation in the Gaza Strip and potential humanitarian injustices committed by the Israeli government.

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