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More than 1000 were injured in latest violence in Gaza

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e7989 (Published 23 November 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7989
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. 1London

As the ceasefire between Gaza and Israel seems to be holding, doctors have been counting the human cost of the latest flare up in violence.

The latest information from the World Health Organization, updated on 21 November, indicated that 132 people had been killed in the Gaza Strip, 23% of whom were children, and that 1090 people had been injured, 35% children. Injuries included severe burns, wounds from collapsing buildings, and head injuries, some of which were critical. Patients have been transferred out of Gaza to Egypt. Five Israelis have also been killed in the violence, which began on 13 November.

Mathilde Berthelot, a GP working for the aid agency Médecins Sans Frontières who …

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