Premature babies evacuated from besieged Gaza hospital arrive in Egypt

A group of 28 premature babies, evacuated from a besieged hospital in Gaza on Sunday, have crossed into Egypt.
The World Health Organization says 12 of them have now been flown to Cairo for further treatment.
The babies were patients at al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City, which has been occupied by Israeli forces after heavy fighting.
Earlier, the Hamas-run health ministry in Gaza said an Israeli air strike on a different hospital killed at least 12 people.
Israel said its troops had come under fire “from within” the hospital, and that it “directly targeted the specific source of enemy fire” – but did not fire shells toward the hospital.
US President Joe Biden has indicated a deal could be agreed soon which would involve Hamas releasing hostages in exchange for pauses in fighting.
The Hamas-run health ministry in Gaza says 13,300 people have been killed in the territory since Israel began its campaign against Hamas.
Israel began attacking Gaza after Hamas fighters crossed the border on 7 October, killing 1,200 Israelis and taking more than 200 hostage.


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