A Palestinian teenager has died from wounds he sustained during Israel’s war on the Gaza Strip this summer.
Fourteen-year-old Mohammed Siyam was pronounced dead on Tuesday during an operation on his lungs and respiratory tract in a hospital in Turkey.
The Palestinian teenager had lost both his legs in an Israeli airstrike during the latest Israeli military aggression on the impoverished sliver in July. He also lost 12 members of his family during Israel’s war.
Gaza has witnessed three destructive wars since 2008.
During the latest Israeli war on the Gaza Strip this summer, over 2,140 Palestinians, including more than 570 children, were killed and at least 11,000 others injured. Tens of Israelis were also killed in the war.
According to the UN, the Israeli onslaught destroyed thousands of buildings, including the only power plant of the blocked territory, and hit at least 223 schools in Gaza, including the UN-run schools.
Gaza has also been blockaded since 2007, which is a situation that has caused a decline in the standard of living, unprecedented levels of unemployment, and unrelenting poverty.