Israeli Forces at Gaza Hospital, Propose Incubator Assistance

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As IDF forces encircle the complex that Israel claims conceals a crucial Hamas outpost, Israel says it is trying to transfer incubators coming from a medical facility in Israel to Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City.

The humanitarian effort was started, according to the Israeli Defense Forces, following a conversation with the hospital’s director-general.

According to Gaza health ministry officials, a minimum of 13 people lost their lives when Israeli forces attacked their houses in the southern city of Khan Younis. 

Additionally, the military has placed tanks outside the primary medical facility in Gaza City, Al Shifa Hospital, which Israel claims is situated atop tunnels that house a Hamas headquarters and that its fighters use patients as shields.

In an apparent attempt to facilitate the removal of newborns from the hospital, the Israeli military announced that it was organizing the transfer of incubators to Gaza.

32 patients, including three newborns, had died in the preceding three days, according to Gaza Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf Al-Qidra, who visited inside Al Shifa Hospital on Monday. He said there were still at least 650 patients inside.

The Israeli military made public images and video on Monday that it claimed showed the weapons the group had kept in the basement of the pediatric cancer treatment facility Rantissi Hospital.

Babies Are at Risk of Dying Due No Power for Incubator

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As IDF forces encircle the complex that Israel claims conceals a crucial Hamas outpost, Israel says it is trying to transfer incubators coming from a medical facility in Israel to Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City.

According to reports, at least 36 babies are in danger of not making it because their incubators aren’t powered on. Uncertainty surrounds whether the incubators Israel claims to be shipping to the hospital come with generators to power them.

The Health Ministry reported that as its emergency generators ran out of fuel on Saturday, 32 patients—three of whom were babies—had passed away.

Due to a shortage of supplies, Shifa staff members have been operating on war-wounded patients, including children, for weeks with no anesthesia while employing vinegar as an antiseptic.

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