“A Palestinian infant fell ill and died due to severe cold in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip on Friday, as winter storm Huda pummeled the region for a third day.
Gaza Ministry of Health spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra said that two-month-old Rafah Ali Abu Assi died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease as a result of the severely cold weather affecting the region.”
The child’s family’s home where they continued to live was severely damaged after Israel’s attacks this last summer that left 110,000 Palestinians homeless.
Temperatures in Gaza have been just barely above freezing recently and with lack of fuel and power because of Israel’s blockade of the strip, families are struggling to meet daily needs like staying warm.
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