- At least 12 people were killed when an Israeli shell struck the second floor of a hospital in Gaza.
- Almost 3,000 people were sheltering inside the facility, and the plight of 39 premature babies has captivated the world.
- 28 of the 31 premature babies were evacuated out of Gaza’s biggest hospital and taken to hospitals in Egypt to continue receiving medical care.
At least 12 people were killed when an Israeli shell struck the second floor of a hospital in Gaza, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry. Marwan Abdallah, a medical worker inside the facility, told the French news agency AFP in a phone interview that Israeli tanks had come within 200 yards of the hospital.
On Monday morning, there were reports that Israeli forces were surrounding a hospital in the decimated northern half of the enclave amid airstrikes in the area. The Health Ministry said almost 3,000 people were sheltering inside the facility.
The plight of 39 premature babies at the besieged hospital has captivated the world this month, with several of the babies dying due to spiraling conditions. In response, 28 of the 31 premature babies who were evacuated out of Gaza’s biggest hospital, Al-Shifa, over the weekend were taken to hospitals in Egypt on Monday to continue receiving medical care.
The Palestine Red Crescent Society said teams departed on Monday from the Emirati Hospital in Rafah in southern Gaza, where the babies were initially taken on Sunday after being evacuated from Al-Shifa. The teams were sent to ensure the safe transfer of the babies to Egypt.
The ongoing conflict in Gaza has caused immense suffering to the people living there, and the situation of the premature babies has highlighted the urgent need for a resolution to the conflict.