Premature babies taken from Gaza to Egypt


A total of 29 premature babies were taken from Gaza’s largest hospital, Al-Shifa, to safety in Egypt on Monday.

A medical source told AFP that the babies will be treated in the El-Arish hospital about 45 kilometers west of the Gaza Strip or taken to Ismailia or Cairo.

Meanwhile, the Hamas-run health ministry accuses the Israeli army of launching an attack on the Indonesian hospital in northern Gaza.

According to Ashraf al-Qudra, a spokesman for the ministry, 12 people, including patients, were killed in this attack and dozens of others were wounded.

Qudra claims that around 700 people are currently trapped in the “besieged” medical center.

The Indonesian hospital is close to the Jabalia refugee camp where more than 80 people are said to have died in two attacks on Saturday, RNews reported earlier today.

As of Monday afternoon, Israel had not commented on the attack on the Indonesian hospital.

Field hospital enters Gaza

According to Palestinian officials, a mobile field hospital sent by Jordan entered the Gaza Strip on Monday.

Mohammed Zaqout, director general of the hospitals in Gaza, says the field hospital will be established in Khan Yunis to treat the wounded and sick as hospitals in the south of Gaza are currently reeling under an influx of patients.

A spokesperson for Doctors Without Borders says 122 patients arrived at a medical facility in Khan Yunis’ emergency department. Of these patients, 70 were declared dead on arrival.