Published: 2017-10-27 09:51
Last Updated: 2017-10-27 13:19
Conjoined twins, born in Gaza on Sunday, will be transferred to Saudi Arabia for treatment after a Palestinian hospital official warned the infants could die if they do not receive treatment outside of the coastal enclave.
Dr. Allam Abu Hamda, a neonatal specialist at Gaza’s Shifa hospital, said Monday that the girls, Haneen and Farah, are in “stable” condition and doctors have begun feeding them.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman agreed to treat the twins, and was intended to show the kingdom’s commitment “to stand with the Palestinian people,” according to the supervisor general of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre, Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabeeah.
Abdullah Al-Rabeeah added that doctors require accurate medical tests to determine the joint organs of the twins and the possibility of separating them.
This is the third case of conjoined twins being born in Gaza in seven years.