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Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Nov. 28, 2023 12:35 PM EST

Champaign News-Gazette. November 26, 2023. Editorial: PAC’s shenanigans another sign of political class’ disrespect for law, Illinois No one is ever going to brag about the effective oversight of campaign spending in Illinois. Campaign disclosure rules were...

Israel battles Hamas near another Gaza hospital sheltering thousands

Nov. 21, 2023 00:06 AM EST

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli forces pressed their offensive against Hamas in northern Gaza on Monday, battling militants around a hospital where thousands of patients and displaced people have been sheltering for weeks, and where despite the fighting health officials managed to...

Live updates | WHO official says Gaza hospital situation 'catastrophic'

Nov. 20, 2023 20:17 PM EST

A top World Health Organization official described the hospital situation in Gaza as “catastrophic” on Monday, saying most are no longer functioning and what remains will likely be overwhelmed by thousands of births expected in the next month. The United Nations briefing came...

AP PHOTOS: Babies born prematurely in Gaza have been evacuated to Egypt

Nov. 20, 2023 15:04 PM EST

Twenty-eight babies who were born prematurely in Gaza City's besieged Shifa Hospital have been transported to Egypt, where their parents and healthcare workers hope they can receive the treatment they need to grow. As they waited to be evacuated to Egypt via the crossing at Rafah on...

31 premature babies are evacuated from Gaza's largest hospital, but scores of trauma patients remain

Nov. 20, 2023 00:52 AM EST

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (AP) — Health officials said 31 premature babies in “extremely critical condition” were transferred safely Sunday from Gaza’s main hospital and will go to Egypt, while over 250 patients with severely infected wounds and other urgent conditions remained stranded days...

Gaza's Health Ministry says 30 premature babies have been evacuated from Shifa hospital

Nov. 19, 2023 05:13 AM EST
KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Health Ministry says 30 premature babies have been evacuated from Shifa hospital.

UN stops delivery of food and supplies to Gaza as communications blackout hinders aid coordination

Nov. 17, 2023 21:13 PM EST

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — The United Nations was forced Friday to stop deliveries of food and other necessities to Gaza and warned of the growing risk of widespread starvation after internet and telephone services collapsed in the besieged enclave because of lack of fuel. ...

Internet, phone networks collapse in Gaza, threatening to worsen humanitarian crisis

Nov. 16, 2023 22:17 PM EST

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (AP) — Internet and telephone services collapsed across the Gaza Strip on Thursday for lack of fuel, the main Palestinian provider said, bringing a potentially long-term blackout of communications as Israel signaled its offensive against Hamas could next target the south,...

Supplies alone won’t save Gaza hospital patients and evacuation remains perilous, experts say

Nov. 16, 2023 04:14 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — As concerns grow for patients stranded inside Gaza’s biggest hospital, experts warned that transporting vulnerable people, including babies, is a perilous proposition under even the best circumstances. On Tuesday, Palestinian authorities proposed a supervised...

The Israeli military has set its sights on southern Gaza. Problems loom in next phase of war

Nov. 15, 2023 16:28 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — After raiding the Gaza Strip’s largest hospital, Israel appears close to completing its takeover of the besieged territory’s northern sector, which it has described as the headquarters of the ruling Hamas militant group. But as the military sets its sights on...