Hassanein is a new baby from Gaza, arrived via ambulance to Sheba hospital today. His arrival was unlike the usual procedure for urgent children. He wasn’t taken to the children’s hospital, he was actually admitted to the neonatal ICU in a different building entirely.

He is currently only a little over one kilo even though he was born in mid July. He has a twin in Gaza, which is part of the reason his mother did not accompany him as his guardian. Instead, his maternal grandmother is with him as he goes through surgery.

I went in briefly to the neonatal ICU, but wasn’t allowed to stay long and could speak only to the nurse and Hassanein’s grandma. I was not allowed a visit with Hassanein.

Please be praying for his life which seems so fragile now and for his grandma who is adjusting to the new hospital setting.