Wheelchairs at Erez Crossing. Photo by Medical Aid for Palestinians, Oct. 2011
|Year||Total no. of requests||Approved||Denied||Unanswered||Summoned for interrogation|
|2015 (through October)||18,077||14,143||1,035||2,899||146|
I was born with genu valgum (knock-knees) and had several rounds of surgery in Gaza and in Egypt, but they all failed. In 2008, I went to Egypt and underwent five months of treatment with my mother and two sisters, all of whom have the same problem. My father came with us. In Egypt, they operated on me and I traveled back to Gaza in an ambulance. Because of all the treatments and operations over the years, I’m two years behind on my studies. In 2011 I went back to Egypt with my father to see a private doctor. He told us the treatment I needed wasn’t available in Egypt.