Gaza baby delivered from mother killed by Israeli airstrike

Staff writer, Al Arabiya News, Saturday, 26 July 2014

A baby girl has been rescued from her dead mother’s womb by caesarian after an Israeli airstrike in the Gaza strip, the BBC reported on Friday.

The girl – who has not yet been given a name – is being cared for in hospital, where doctors say she has a 50 percent chance of survival.

“I’m very angry, I’m very sad. I feel that this baby is mine,” said a Palestinian doctor interviewed by the BBC.

The bombing which killed the baby’s mother took place on a small block of flats housing civilians, the news channel reported. The attack took place at around 2 o’clock in the morning.

The 18-day conflict has so far killed more than 845 people, most of them Palestinian civilians, while world powers scramble to mediate a ceasefire.