Turkey will help improve the conditions of three disabled Palestinian children in the Gaza Strip, which is hit by a decade-long Israeli blockade, the Turkish health minister told Anadolu Agency (AA).
A photo of a Palestinian child, who was born with a congenital amputation, gained the attention of Turkish Health Minister Ahmet Demircan, who voted the picture for Anadolu Agency's Photo of the Year Award.
Seven-year-old Mahmud can be seen swinging on a makeshift swing with a smile on his face despite the lack of sufficient health treatment in his country.
After learning the stories of Mahmud and his two other disabled brothers - 9-year-old Secud and 9-month-old Enes - Demircan gave instructions to ministry officials to reach out to the children.
"Let's help these children for their treatment," the Turkish health minister said.
Demircan also said Turkey has built a hospital in Gaza and it would open soon. "We might go to Gaza in the coming months. We would definitely want to reach these disabled brothers," he said.
Due to an Israeli blockade, the Gaza Strip's roughly 2 million inhabitants have come to rely on a sophisticated network of cross-border tunnels to import basic commodities - including food, fuel, and medicine.
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