The health sector in Gaza is in a state of complete collapse, with three major hospitals, including Al Shifa Hospital, shutting down. Dozens of babies in need of intensive care are at risk as their incubators have shut off due to lack of electricity. The World Health Organization Director-General has called the situation dire and perilous and has called for a ceasefire. Israel has offered to transfer the babies to another hospital, but this has been disputed by a nonprofit organization. The Israeli army claims that Hamas is using the hospital as a base, which may lead to a direct attack on the facility.