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Israel-Hamas War: 120 Incubator Babies Risk Perishing

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About 120 children in a baby incubator are the risk of perishing at Gaza hospital following the siege of Israel on the Gaza strip by its troop whom has cut off the fuel supply to the hospital that will save the babies. According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, over 1,750 children has so far been killed by the Israeli bomb in the strip of Gaza since the Israeli authorities begins offensive against the Gaza strip on a claim that they of looking for Hammas terrorist that attacked Israel on October 7th, 2023.

Hospitals in Gaza has come under siege as collective punishment as none was spared from the Israeli bomb attack, leading to shortage of medicine and water for the wounded thousands civilians that have come for medical attention. 

UNICEF spokesperson, Jonathan Crickx, “We have currently 120 neonates who are in incubators, out of which we have 70 neonates with mechanical ventilation, and of course, this is where we are extremely concerned”. 

Power supply is one of the crucial requirements that bother the seven specialist Hospitals across Gaza treating premature babies to help with breathing and provide critical support, for example when their organs are not developed enough to resist shocks. 

Israeli ordered a complete blockade of food, water and electricity into the Gaza strip with its military commander threatening to annihilate the whole of Gaza Civilians for an attack perpetrated by Hammas terrorist against the Israeli civilians that left about 1,400 persons dead. 

The World Health Organization has expressed worries that hospitals had already run out of fuel for generators, while Israeli authorities has cut-off electricity supply. 

WHO also said that about 1,000 others needing dialysis will also be at risk of dying if the generators stop as fuel supply has been cut-off. 

Although there were twenty aid trucks that crossed over from Egypt into Gaza on Saturday but there was no fuel in the consignment. 

Israeli authorities feels that fuel could help Hamas, although the limited supplies still in Gaza were being diverted to keep the hospital generators for medical equipment running. 

UNICEF spokesman explained to AFP that “If they (babies) are put in mechanical ventilation incubators, by definition, if you cut the electricity, we are worried about their lives”. 

Meanwhile, Gaza Health Ministry said yesterday that about 130 premature babies were in danger of dying due to the lack of fuel. 

According to the UN Population Fund, a round 160 women give birth each day in Gaza which estimates there are 50,000 pregnant women across the territory of 2.4 million people. 

However, Israel claimed that its strikes were targeting at Hamas, which perpetrated the worst attack against Israel since its creation in 1948, children make up a huge proportion of the of the Israeli victims of 4,385 dead reported by the Hamas-run health ministry. 

Doctors at Najjar Hospital in Rafah spoke on Thursday of how they had tried in vain to save an unborn infant from a woman killed in an air strike on her family’s home. 

Unfortunately, in early hours of today, eight more children were massacred by the Israeli attack as they slept in a house in Khan Younis in southern Gaza.