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Norwegian doctor vows to defy Israeli ban to enter Gaza

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Norwegian doctor vows to defy Israeli ban to enter Gaza

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A Norwegian doctor has vowed to defy an Israeli ban on entering Gaza.

Dr Mads Gilbert, who denounces the occupation of Palestinian territories, was refused entry in October.

Israeli authorities imposed the ban indefinitely, citing security reasons.

The Norwegian foreign ministry in Tel Aviv said it would challenge the ban.

Dr Gilbert has been treating Palestinians in Gaza for 15 years. He spent 51 days there during the conflict between Hamas and Israel this summer.

He believes his reporting of the medical situation in the territory has angered Israeli authorities.

In the medical journal The Lancet, he described the scenes he witnessed this summer as the worst he had ever seen.