[Video] Miracle baby delivered in Gaza after mother was killed in Israeli airstrike

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 - 9:12am IST | Agency: dna webdesk

In a rather heartwarming tale emerging from an otherwise grim war, doctors in Gaza delivered a baby after the mother died of injuries sustained during the ongoing shelling.

Doctors performed an emergency Caesarean section operation on the Palestinian woman who was killed in an Israeli airstrike, Al Jazeera reported on Friday. And despite the increasingly threatening conditions, the doctors were successful in extracting a premature baby girl from the dead woman's womb. 

Named Shayma Sheikh al-Eid was, the baby is now being referred to as “miracle baby” and rightfully so, considering she survived in her mother’s womb who was declared clinically dead.

Watch the full report here:

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