The brutal Israeli bombing of… Gaza strip Neither children, nor women, nor even patients in hospitals. Even the “premature” babies in Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza, their lives have become threatened due to the lack of oxygen and electricity.
A picture – obtained by Al Jazeera – showed a number of “premature infants” in shared beds in a room that lacked the necessary medical means to preserve their lives, after the medical staff at Al-Shifa Hospital had to remove them from the incubators, following a total power outage.
The director of the Shifa Complex in the Gaza Strip, Dr. Muhammad Abu Salamiya, warned earlier that dozens of premature babies had died in the hospital as a result of the Israeli bombing.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health in the Gaza Strip also announced the death of 3 infants, including due to a lack of oxygen and electricity after an Israeli bombing that targeted the only generator that was working, warning of a real danger to the lives of 36 other premature infants who are inside Al-Shifa Hospital without receiving comprehensive health care.
A disgrace to the world
The targeting of hospitals and patients by Israeli planes sparked the anger of activists on social media, as they considered, in comments and tweets – some of which were reported in an episode (11/12/2023) of the “Shabakat” program – what happens to premature infants a disgrace to the world.
Moaz wrote in a tweet, “Before they issue birth documents for them, they will issue death documents for them. Only in Gaza are children martyred before they even have names. All of this is supported by the humanitarian West, as a matter of self-defense…”
Another activist, Ruwaida, wished for a plane to go to the Gaza Strip “to take the children and transport them to a safe place until the war ends. By God, it is forbidden… most of the victims of the war are children…”
Another activist calling himself “Observer” commented on Israel’s targeting of patients by saying, “The killing of premature babies in Gaza’s hospitals is part of the barbarism of the Zionist entity and those who support it from the West. This scene and other scenes are clearly a disgrace to the world that describes itself as civilized!”
While Fatima wondered why these children were allowed to be killed, “There is no acceptable excuse in the world that allows you to kill premature babies?! And surround the bodies of the dead and displaced people fleeing death.”
For her part, Iman asked, “How can these premature babies be targets for the occupation? Why do they thirst for everything that is weak and defenseless? Children? Prematures? Wounded? Women? Civilians? Are these the victories?”
It is noteworthy that the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned that the lives of one million Palestinian children in the Gaza Strip are on the brink of abyss, in light of the almost complete collapse of medical and health care services.
She said International Committee of the Red CrossChildren’s hospitals in Gaza were not spared from the Israeli bombing, including Al-Nasr Hospital, which was severely damaged, and Al-Rantisi Hospital, which was forced to stop its operations.