UAE to set up 150-bed field hospital in Gaza official media

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates is to set up a field hospital in the Gaza Strip, official media said after the number of people killed in Israeli bombardments passed 10,000.\nFive aircraft flew out of Abu Dhabi for Arish in northern Egypt carrying equipment and supplies for the 150-bed facility, WAM news agency said late Monday.\nAn official contacted by AFP said there was no immediate information on how the equipment will be transferred to Gaza, where there is only operational border point, the Rafah crossing near Arish.\nThe hospital’s facilities will include anaesthetics and surgery, gynaecology and intensive care units “catering to both children and adults”, WAM said.\nSome 4,000 children are among the 10,000 who have died in the bombings so far, Gaza’s Hamas-run health ministry said on Monday.\nThe ongoing war erupted when Hamas crossed from Gaza into southern Israel on October 7, killing some 1,400 people, mostly civilians, according to Israeli officials.\nIn retaliation, Israel has unleashed relentless strikes and sent in ground troops with the aim of crushing the Hamas in the Gaza Strip.\n Israel says it is open to Gaza fighting pauses for aid, hostages \nThe United Arab Emirates, a wealthy Gulf monarchy, broke with Arab tradition to establish ties with Israel in the 2020 Abraham Accords agreements.\nIt has previously announced plans to bring about 1,000 Palestinian children and their families from the Gaza Strip for treatment at UAE hospitals.\nSource [Business Recorder – Latest News](

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