Employee at Kolaykelah factory in West Bank
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West Bank's prosthesis factory struggles with funding

The West Bank's only factory making prosthetic limbs says it's struggling to provide treatment for its Palestinian patients.

According to the World Health Organisation, Israeli controls on the import of medical supplies to the West Bank, and restrictions on the movement of patients and health workers, mean many Palestinians have difficulty accessing health services.

Israel says the restrictions are necessary security measures.

Now the Kolaykelah factory says it needs to be subsidised by the Palestinian government if it is to meet the rising cost of medical materials.

Hadya Alalawi reports.

Video produced by BBC Arabic's Eman Ouriqat

  • 18 Jun 2014
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