Twenty-nine premature babies who yesterday were still in al-Shifa hospital, in Gaza City, and were taken away to the south of the Strip have arrived in Egypt, after crossing Rafah in ambulances. This was reported by the Egyptian newspaper Al-Qahera News, the only Egyptian authorized to report from Rafah.
A few moments ago, the Palestine Red Crescent ambulance teams departed from in front of the Emirati Hospital in Rafah to transport 28 premature infants to the Rafah Crossing, in preparation for their transfer to receive medical treatment in Egyptian hospitals.
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November 20, 2023
The children were evacuated on Sunday from the facility, which the World Health Organization had described a “death zone” hours earlier. 31 left (two had died the previous night, a few hours before the WHO workers arrived), it is not clear at the moment why 29 arrived in Egypt.