Yara, a resident of Gaza, was transferred to Israel for medical treatment after she was injured in a car accident.
By Abigail Klein Leichman
Three months after losing a leg when she got hit by a truck in Gaza City while playing near a main road, a little girl named Yara is walking again, thanks to a prosthesis fitted for her at Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon.
Initially, the child was treated at Shifa Hospital in Gaza, where she underwent several surgeries including amputation. The wound site became necrotic, meaning that the cells were dying, and her parents put in a request to Hamas for permission to get medical care in Israel.
“After a long wait, and many objections, Hamas finally gave their permission to transfer to Yara to Israel, but her parents were told they would have to wait in Gaza. Instead, Hamas allowed the young girl’s cousin to accompany her,” according to Ynet.