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Türkiye working to evacuate 50 more patients from Gaza, says health minister


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Published November 21,2023


Türkiye mentioned Tuesday that it ready a listing of fifty sufferers, largely youngsters, to evacuate from the Gaza Strip, the place relentless Israeli assaults have taken place for 46 days.

After Türkiye obtained two teams of a complete of 88 sufferers from the besieged Palestinian enclave previously weeks, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca mentioned a 3rd evacuation might occur within the coming days.

“The third evacuation may be carried out in the coming days,” Koca instructed Turkish lawmakers at parliament within the capital Ankara, including that the nation’s precedence was “babies, children, and the injured.”

“We are currently working on a list of 50 people, mainly children. I think this will be finalized in the coming days,” he added

Koca mentioned a coordination crew with Israel, Egypt, and Türkiye was engaged on the third evacuation group, together with on how a lot of Ankara’s 50-person listing could be introduced via.

Noting that, together with the 88 sufferers, Türkiye had obtained a complete of 150 folks Gaza together with 62 companions, he mentioned six sufferers had been receiving intensive care.

When requested concerning the evacuation of untimely infants from Gaza, he mentioned they had been planning to first evacuate infants below 12 months outdated and toddlers and kids as much as 4 years outdated.

Israel has launched relentless air and floor assaults within the Gaza Strip following a cross-border assault by the Palestinian group Hamas on Oct. 7.

Authorities in Gaza mentioned Monday that the demise toll from the continuing Israeli assaults on the enclave since Oct. 7 has jumped to over 13,300 together with 5,600 youngsters and three,550 girls.

The Israeli demise toll, in the meantime, is round 1,200, in accordance with official figures.

Source: www.anews.com.tr

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