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A Palestinian doctor exits the operating room while a 4-year-old Palestinian boy, Abdullah Shawwa, 4, undergoes surgery for a kidney tumor, an operation performed by U.S. doctors in Shifa Hospital in Gaza City. In addition to dealing with shapnel injuries and bullet wounds, doctors from the U.S. who rushed to the Gaza Strip after the recent conflict find themselves operating on patients who fell victim to a 20-month-border closure that crippled the healthcare system.

( Anja Niedringhaus / Associated Press / January 27, 2009 )

A Palestinian doctor exits the operating room while a 4-year-old Palestinian boy, Abdullah Shawwa, 4, undergoes surgery for a kidney tumor, an operation performed by U.S. doctors in Shifa Hospital in Gaza City. In addition to dealing with shapnel injuries and bullet wounds, doctors from the U.S. who rushed to the Gaza Strip after the recent conflict find themselves operating on patients who fell victim to a 20-month-border closure that crippled the healthcare system.

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