With her left leg amputated, Palestinian Shahed Al-Kotati uses a walker to get around.

"God willing by next year, I can be rid of this (referring to the walker). I want to depend on myself, I hope they'll attach the prosthetic limb so that I can let go of the walker and all these things and walk on my own again. God willing."

She's one of 500 wounded Palestinians transferred from Gaza to Qatar for treatment, as part of an initiative launched by Qatar's emir in December 2023.

Her injuries were sustained when her home was bombed and she fell to the street from the second floor.

She was then forced from Gaza City's Al Shifa Hospital when Israeli forces ordered its evacuation.

With no ambulances, she traveled by wheelchair.

She's now beginning her rehab at Doha's Hamad General Hospital.

"The best thing here, they support me psychologically: 'You can! You should stand and walk. You are powerful. You are strong.' This makes me more powerful, and they push me to improve myself and improve my situation."

She is one of many Palestinians who've lost a limb after Israeli air strikes or shelling in Gaza.

In January, the U.N. estimated that more than 1,000 children had lost legs since the war erupted.

27-year-old Wafaa Abou Samaan was eight months pregnant when her house was struck. She lost multiple family members, as well as two of her limbs.

"We have not rested, that's for sure. There's no rest. I only have my daughters left, and my brothers and sisters - that's it. My uncles were all martyred, my husband, my father-in-law. My brothers-in-law are detained. We have no one left, we don't have a home, nothing. We are sitting here, but our minds and hearts are there (in Gaza) with them."

Prosthetics doctor Aamer Ahmad Hawaftha told Reuters seeing the victims, breaks his heart.

"Emotions (are) is always there. And when you are seeing these victims - and you are seeing a lot as we saw today - a lot of women, children, this is breaking our hearts, of course. But when you are trying to do whatever (you can) to let them enhance their life again and (return) back again to their life and get rid (of their) wheelchair and be independent, you would be very happy. But this is a tragedy thing. We cannot deny it."