Report: Conjoined Palestinian Female Twins Might Be Moved From Gaza to Israel for Surgery
Conjoined Palestinian female twins born in the Gaza Strip earlier this week might be moved to a hospital in Israel or elsewhere abroad for surgery to separate them, Reuters reported on Thursday.
According to the report, doctors at Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City were weighing options regarding how to treat the twins — who share the same heart and body.
“We thought they were twins and we would have no problem, but we discovered that it is a Siamese baby,” pediatrician Hanan Al-Wade was quoted as saying. “The body is one but with two heads…Separating them is very hard because they are sharing many organs and they have a defective heart.”
The report said the twins were born by Caesarean section on Tuesday and have yet to be named.