It wasn’t the fighting that killed Hamdi Ashour’s loved ones in GazacontentMiddleBreakPoint.
It was cancer that took the lives of both his sister and?nephew in the last year — in both cases, says the 53-year-old?Oakville, Ont., resident,?because they were unable to getThe risk of side effects.?desperately needed medicines.
The reason, he says, is the?blockade imposed by?Israel and Egypt?after Hamas?consolidated its control over the territory in 2007. No ceasefire would have saved them, he saidThe Yukon Convention Centre in Whitehorse on Wednesday, March 3, 2021..
“Israel controls electricity, food, water supply and produce comes in and medicine,” Ashour told CBC News.?“So it’s only going to be better if people are going to get medication, if people are going to leave and come.”?