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Gaza infant, saved from dead mother’s womb, passes away

A premature Palestinian baby, who was saved from her mother’s womb after she was killed in an Israeli attack in the Gaza Strip, has died after days in an incubator, Al Jazeera reported on Friday.

Sabreen al-Rouh Jouda died in a Gaza hospital on Thursday after her health deteriorated. The baby was in severe respiratory distress because she was born prematurely.

She has now been buried next to her mother.

The girl’s mother, Sabreen al-Sakani, was rushed to hospital after an Israeli air strike hit the family’s home in Rafah last week. The baby girl, who was named Sabreen after her mother, was rescued through a Caesarean section after her mother succumbed to her injuries.

“I and other doctors tried to save her, but she died. For me personally, it was a very difficult and painful day,” Mohammad Salama, head of the emergency neo-natal unit at Emirati Hospital, told Reuters.

Al-Sakani was 30 weeks pregnant when she was killed along with her husband and a young daughter.

More than 14,000 children have been killed in Israeli attacks on Gaza since the war began on October 7. They are among the 34,300 Palestinians killed across the besieged enclave in the genocide unleashed by Israel, backed by the United States.

Meanwhile, Israelis have said they plan to move ahead with a ground assault on Rafah where about 1.5 million displaced Palestinians are sheltering.


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