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November 23, 2016 7:22 pm

Report: Conjoined Palestinian Female Twins Might Be Moved From Gaza to Israel for Surgery

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The Erez border crossing between Israel and the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

The Erez border crossing between Israel and the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

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.

As reported by The Algemeiner in the past, it very common for Palestinians to receive medical treatment in Israel, even during wartime.

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