The mother of Palestinian boy, whom medics said was wounded by Israeli shelling, holds his hand as he lies on a bed at a hospital in Gaza City August 10, 2014. (REUTERS/Mohammed Salem)
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Four wounded Palestinians were flown into Ankara for medical treatment Monday, the first sign of Turkey's promised plan to evacuate thousands from the Gaza Strip.Turkey said last week it was seeking Israeli and Egyptian agreement for an air corridor to provide humanitarian aid to Gaza after a month of bloodshed that has killed at least 1,939 Palestinians and 67 Israelis. Pro-Palestinian sentiment runs high in mostly Sunni Muslim Turkey, and protesters have repeatedly taken to the streets in recent weeks to demonstrate against Israel's offensive in Gaza.The Palestinian Authority had helped organize the transfer of the wounded people from Gaza to Israel and then to Turkey, he added.
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