19 Nov 2023

Babies transferred from besieged Gaza hospital – amid reports of imminent hostage deal

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Their fate captured global attention. Now 31 premature babies have been evacuated from Gaza’s main hospital – a place decimated by Israel’s siege and operation to destroy Hamas – which the UK has designated a terrorist organisation. Israeli troops are still in al-Shifa, searching for evidence of a Hamas command centre.

In the last few minutes Gaza’s media office has updated the death toll, saying more than thirteen thousand have now been killed in the Strip. You may find some of the images upsetting.