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Artificial limbs change lives for wounded Gaza protesters

Updated : April 14, 2019 03:18 PM IST

Walking up and down stairs at a Gaza medical centre, Palestinian amputees are learning to use their new artificial limbs after being wounded by Israeli fire at border protests.

Palestinian woman Nazeeha Qudieh, 38, and her brother Suhaib, 33, who, according to medics, both lost a leg after they were shot by Israeli forces during a protest at the Israel-Gaza border, pose for a photo inside their home in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip. (REUTERS/Mohammed Salem/Files)
Palestinian woman Nazeeha Qudieh, 38, and her brother Suhaib, 33, who, according to medics, both lost a leg after they were shot by Israeli forces during a protest at the Israel-Gaza border, pose for a photo inside their home in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip. (REUTERS/Mohammed Salem/Files)
Palestinian boy Abdel-Rahman Nofal, 12, who, according to medics, lost his left leg after he was shot by Israeli forces during a protest at the Israel-Gaza border, plays soccer outside his house in the central Gaza Strip. (REUTERS/Mohammed Salem/Files)
Palestinian boy Abdel-Rahman Nofal, 12, who, according to medics, lost his left leg after he was shot by Israeli forces during a protest at the Israel-Gaza border, plays soccer outside his house in the central Gaza Strip. (REUTERS/Mohammed Salem/Files)
Palestinian woman Nazeeha Qudieh, 38, who, according to medics, lost her right leg after she was shot by Israeli forces during a protest at the Israel-Gaza border, puts on her artificial limb as her brother Suhaib, 33, who also lost a leg in the protests, stands at their house in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip. (REUTERS/Mohammed Salem/Files)
Palestinian woman Nazeeha Qudieh, 38, who, according to medics, lost her right leg after she was shot by Israeli forces during a protest at the Israel-Gaza border, puts on her artificial limb as her brother Suhaib, 33, who also lost a leg in the protests, stands at their house in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip. (REUTERS/Mohammed Salem/Files)
Palestinian boy Abdel-Rahman Nofal, 12, who, according to medics, lost his left leg after he was shot by Israeli forces during a protest at the Israel-Gaza border, plays soccer outside his house in the central Gaza Strip. (REUTERS/Mohammed Salem/Files)
Palestinian boy Abdel-Rahman Nofal, 12, who, according to medics, lost his left leg after he was shot by Israeli forces during a protest at the Israel-Gaza border, plays soccer outside his house in the central Gaza Strip. (REUTERS/Mohammed Salem/Files)
Artificial limbs and prosthetic legs are seen in an artificial limb centre in Gaza City. (REUTERS/Mohammed Salem/Files)
Artificial limbs and prosthetic legs are seen in an artificial limb centre in Gaza City. (REUTERS/Mohammed Salem/Files)
A technician works in an artificial limb centre in Gaza City. (REUTERS/Mohammed Salem/Files)
A technician works in an artificial limb centre in Gaza City. (REUTERS/Mohammed Salem/Files)
Artificial limbs and prosthetic legs are seen in an artificial limb centre in Gaza City. (REUTERS/Mohammed Salem/Files)
Artificial limbs and prosthetic legs are seen in an artificial limb centre in Gaza City. (REUTERS/Mohammed Salem/Files)
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