Saudi crown prince facilitates treatment of Palestinian conjoined twins in Riyadh

Saudi crown prince facilitates treatment of Palestinian conjoined twins in Riyadh
Palestinian conjoined twins lie in an incubator at the nursery on October 22, 2017 at al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City. (AFP / MAHMUD HAMS)
Updated 27 October 2017

Saudi crown prince facilitates treatment of Palestinian conjoined twins in Riyadh

Saudi crown prince facilitates treatment of Palestinian conjoined twins in Riyadh

JEDDAH: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has directed health authorities to transfer Palestinian Siamese twins Haneen and Farah from Gaza to King Abdul Aziz Medical City of the National Guard in Riyadh for treatment and the possibility of separating them.
Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, supervisor general of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief), said that this humanitarian gesture from the crown prince comes as an extension of the great humanitarian efforts being undertaken by the Kingdom, and stresses the desire of King Salman to stand with the Palestinian people.
He pointed out that the twins, who are joined in the abdominal and pelvic region, have one lower limb and share some internal organs. He added that they need accurate medical tests to ascertain the joint organs and the possibility of separating them.
The twins were born in Gaza on Sunday.