Crisis Deepens as Premature Babies Evacuated Amidst Gaza Hospital Controversy

Crisis Deepens as Premature Babies Evacuated Amidst Gaza Hospital Controversy

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip - In a worsening humanitarian crisis, 31 premature babies in "extremely critical condition" were safely transferred from Gaza's main hospital to Egypt, while over 250 patients with severe wounds remained stranded. Israeli forces entered the hospital, claiming it as a Hamas headquarters, intensifying the conflict's toll on Palestinian civilians.

The newborns faced dehydration, hypothermia, and sepsis in Rafah, southern Gaza, after Shifa Hospital lost power and supplies during clashes. Four infants died before evacuation. The World Health Organization reported remaining patients with amputations and burns, planning their evacuation.

Israel's army alleged evidence of a Hamas command post beneath Shifa, revealing a tunnel with a firing hole. Independent verification is pending. The army also claimed Hamas killed Israeli soldier Cpl. Noa Marciano in Shifa. Hamas denied the allegations, calling it Israeli recklessness.

Hostage negotiations intensified, with 1,200 killed on the Israeli side. Houthi rebels seized an Israeli-linked ship, taking 25 crew members hostage. No Israelis were aboard. Regional tensions escalated, and clashes persisted in Gaza, including a reported airstrike on a U.N.-run school, drawing condemnation from the U.N.

Over 11,500 Palestinians died in Gaza, with 2,700 missing. In the West Bank, Israeli actions killed 215. UNRWA struggles to aid displaced Gazans, facing fuel shortages. Israel's offensive continues, posing challenges for evacuees. Egypt, hesitant to accept refugees, complicates the situation as international efforts intensify.

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