A Jerusalem hospital where Palestinian babies die alone

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Israeli blockade on Gaza means parents are separated from critically ill children

At first glance, nothing appeared out of place at the children’s intensive care unit. Nine beds were filled with nine tiny newborn babies, all with tubes attached to their wiry bodies. Monitors emitted the sounds of steady electronic blips. Nurses walked from bedside to bedside. A tired-looking paediatrician filled out paperwork.

Yet something was missing: there were no parents.

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