The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) has announced that 28 babies are being transported by ambulance to the Rafah crossing for their transfer to Egyptian hospitals.
"Urgent: Palestinian Red Crescent ambulance teams have just departed from the Emirati Hospital in Rafah to transport 28 injured neonatal babies to the Rafah crossing, in preparation for their transfer to hospitals in Egypt for treatment," said the PRCS in a statement to CNN.
"This comes in coordination with the World Health Organization and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)," it added.
Some context: Al-Shifa, the largest hospital in Gaza, has become a flashpoint in Israel’s war in the besieged enclave. The Israeli military alleges the facility is being used by Hamas as a shield for its operations and raided the hospital last Wednesday. Hamas and hospital officials have denied Israel’s claims.