Israel-Hamas war: Sabreen Jouda, the baby girl saved from dead mother's womb in Gaza, dies

A baby girl rescued from the womb of her dying mother in a Gaza hospital has died, the child's uncle has said.

Sabreen Jouda was born prematurely in Rafah on Sunday shortly after her mother, Sabreen al Sakani, died in an Israeli airstrike, which also killed her father Shoukri, and four-year-old sister Malak.

She was being cared for in an incubator in the neonatal intensive care unit at another hospital.

She died on Thursday after her health deteriorated and medical teams were unable to save her, her uncle Rami al-Sheikh said.

Her home in the southern Gaza city was hit by an Israeli airstrike shortly before midnight on Saturday.

First responders took the bodies to a nearby hospital, where medical workers performed an emergency caesarean section on her mother, who was 30 weeks pregnant.

Mr Al-Sheikh, who was caring for her, told The Associated Press that Sabreen was buried next to her father on Thursday.

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More than 34,000 Palestinians have been killed during the Israel-Hamas war, according to local health officials, who say about two-thirds of the dead are women and children.

The health officials don't differentiate between combatants and civilians in their count.

Israel declared war on Hamas and unleashed an air and ground offensive in Gaza in response to the attack on southern Israel on 7 October.

Hamas killed about 1,200 people in Israel and took another 250 hostages in its assault.

More than half of Gaza's 2.3 million people have sought refuge in Rafah, where Israel has conducted near-daily raids as it prepares for a possible offensive in the city.