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        2/26/2013, Adar 16, 5773

      IDF Helps Sudanese Mother who Gave Birth to Preemies

      The IDF on Monday night helped with the evacuation to hospital of a Sudanese refugee who had given birth to two premature infants weighing a life-threatening 900 grams, the IDF website reported.

      The woman gave birth to her twins at the Yoseftal Hospital in Eilat, but that hospital does not have the medical equipment required to treat premature babies of such a weight, making it necessary to move the mother and her children to a hospital in central Israel. An IDF helicopter airlifted the mother and her babies to the Assaf Harofeh Hospital.