BBC’s Mishal Husain clashes with Israel spokesperson over Gaza death toll – latest news

Live footage showed staff carefully lifting the tiny babies from inside an ambulance and placing them in mobile incubators.

BBC’s Mishal Husain clashes with Israel spokesperson over Gaza death toll – latest news
Mandatory Credit: Photo by Xinhua/Shutterstock (14223032e) Health workers take care of evacuated premature babies at a hospital in the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah, Nov. 19, 2023. Thirty-one premature babies at the Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City were evacuated on Sunday, the Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said in a statement. The statement said the PRCS crews transported the babies to a hospital in Rafah City in the south of the Strip. The newborns, in rapidly deteriorating condition, were at imminent risk of death, following the tragic death of several other babies and the total collapse of all medical services at Al-Shifa, the UN Children's Fund said in a statement. Mideast Gaza Palestinian Israeli Conflict Premature Babies Evacuated - 19 Nov 2023
Health workers take care of evacuated premature babies at a hospital in the southern Gaza Strip (Picture: Xinhua/Shutterstock)

Premature babies who were evacuated from Gaza’s largest hospital Al-Shifa have arrived in Egypt through the Rafah crossing.

The Palestinian Red Crescent shared pictures of its ambulance teams leaving the Emirati hospital, and transporting 28 infants, on Monday morning.

Live footage aired by Al Qahera showed staff carefully lifting the tiny babies from inside an ambulance and placing them in mobile incubators.

The Egyptian minister of health is reportedly at the El Arish airport, some 30 miles from the Gaza border, as part of the team receiving the newborns.

In total, 31 babies were moved from Al-Shifa this weekend after Israel’s days-long siege of the hospital.

It is not yet known if or when the other three will also be transported to Egypt for treatment.

This comes as fears mount that Israel is in the beginning stages of an onslaught of another hospital in northern Gaza.

Fierce fighting is ongoing at the Indonesian hospital, with at least a dozen people killed and more injured.

Meanwhile, a BBC presenter clashed with Israeli government spokesperson Eylon Levy over the number of deaths in Gaza since October 7.