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At the Ahli Arabi Hospital in Gaza City, technician Saeda Jondia adjusts the x-ray machine to take a mammogram of Ibtesam Al-Zein, a 42-year old woman from Beit Lahia. The hospital is a member of the ACT Alliance Palestine Forum. The effects of the Israeli blockade of Gaza, which prevents adequate technology and medicines from reaching the territory, as well as inhibits the ability of medical personnel to study outside Gaza, has had a dramatic impact on the lives of women. Sixty percent of all cases of breast cancer in Gaza are diagnosed at a late stage, when the cancer has already spread. In Israel, this figure is only 5 to 7 percent..