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Palestinian boy, 15, dies from Gaza war injuries

Dec. 26, 2014 12:26 P.M. (Updated: Dec. 28, 2014 7:48 P.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- A 15-year-old Palestinian boy from Gaza died in an Israeli hospital in Tel Aviv on Friday from injuries sustained during Israel's devastating war on the coastal territory this summer.

Ihab Muhammad Suhweil, from Beit Hanoun, died in the Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv, after doctors decided to turn off his life support system.

The teenager was being treated in the al-Maqasid hospital in Jerusalem and his condition deteriorated rapidly after a delay in moving him to the Tel Aviv medical center.

Suhweil died an hour after his father visited him, having managed to obtain a permit to leave Gaza and see his son, who has been hospitalized for three months.

He was injured on the 2nd day of the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday during Israeli bombardments on the coastal territory, which also killed his brother.

Suhweil's body will be taken to be buried in Beit Hanoun on Friday.

Since a ceasefire agreement in late August, dozens of Palestinians have died from injuries or as a result of Israeli ordnance left behind from the 50-day bombardment of the territory, which killed over 2,000 Palestinians.

Over 70 Israelis were killed, mostly soldiers.

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