Voice of America: Egypt saves the children of Gaza… and Israel targets the Indonesian hospital
The Voice of America network confirmed that while Egypt received 28 premature babies from the Gaza Strip to rescue them after the bombing of Al-Shifa and Al-Rantisi Hospital in the northern Gaza Strip, Israel began targeting the Indonesian hospital, which resulted in the death of 12 Palestinians when a shell fell on the second floor. From the Indonesian hospital.
Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi condemned the attack and blamed Israel.
Egypt saves the children of Gaza and Israel targets hospitals
The American network reported that Egypt received 28 premature babies, who were evacuated from Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza yesterday, Sunday, and Tony Fricker from UNICEF said that the mission of evacuating the infants yesterday was “extremely dangerous and very difficult. Egypt’s position was a very small positive feature during 48 horrific hours.” .
A doctor at the hospital in southern Gaza, where the infants were taken, said that the children’s condition was stable but difficult, adding that the children’s conditions “may deteriorate at any time.”
The Palestinian Red Crescent also said today that it transferred 28 infants to the Rafah border crossing, where Egyptian medical teams are waiting for them.
While Fricker reported that UNICEF is working to identify the children’s parents and members of their extended families.
On the diplomatic level, Michael Herzog, the Israeli ambassador to the United States, said: “Israel hopes that we will be able to release a large number of detainees held by Hamas in the next few days in exchange for a 5-day cessation of fighting.”
American news reports say that about 50 detainees, especially women and children, out of 240 people held by Hamas, could be returned to Israel, but it is not clear whether and how many Palestinian prisoners held by Israel will be released.
Herzog refused to describe any cessation of fighting as a ceasefire, indicating that Israel plans to resume its attack on Hamas targets after the end of the truce.
White House Deputy National Security Advisor John Feiner said that the United States believes it is the closest it has been to releasing detainees since these negotiations began weeks ago.
He continued: “There are areas of disagreement and disagreement that have been narrowed, if not completely closed,” adding that a final agreement has not yet been reached.
New Israeli crimes in Gaza
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees reported that dozens of displaced Palestinian civilians were killed or injured on Saturday in Israeli air strikes, including a raid on a school in the Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip.
“The scenes were horrific. The bodies of women and children were on the ground, and others were screaming for help,” wounded survivor Ahmed Radwan told The Associated Press about the Israeli attack on the camp’s Al-Fakhoura school. Pictures from a local hospital showed more than 20 bodies wrapped in blood-stained blankets.
In a statement, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said: “I am deeply shocked by the bombing of two UNRWA schools in less than 24 hours in Gaza.”
He continued: “This war causes every day a staggering and unacceptable number of civilian casualties, including women and children. This must stop, and I repeat my call for an immediate ceasefire for humanitarian reasons.”