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Gaza blockade death toll reaches 209

July 16, 2008 10:16 A.M. (Updated: July 16, 2008 10:16 A.M.)
Gaza - Ma'an - Elderly woman dies from untreated cancer, bringing the death toll of the Gaza blockade to 209.

The woman, known as Abu Nasser was from Jabalia camp in the northern Gaza Strip. She passed away on Wednesday morning.

Abu Nasser had just been granted permission to leave Gaza for treatment in Israel, even though efforts to get the woman a permit had started over a month ago.

Hundreds of patients are still waiting for permits to receive treatment outside the Gaza Strip.

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