Munir al-Barsh, a doctor at al-Shifa Hospital, gives his account of the Israeli army’s forced evacuation of the medical facility, giving those inside one hour to leave.
The Israeli army called warning that all those leaving had to wave a white handkerchief and walk in a single-file line.
“They were humiliated by soldiers all along the road,” al-Barsh said.
About 450 patients were evacuated, while about 120 patients were left behind because they were immobile. To assist them, the hospital’s director, four other doctors and a small group of nurses remained. They were promised that a UN delegation would be dispatched at about 11am [9:00 GMT] to take care of those remaining behind, al-Barsh explained.
“We were forced to leave. Many of the patients were put on wheelchairs or rolling beds. Family members were forced to carry their wounded children or parents themselves.
“These are horrible, unprecedented scenes,” the doctor said.
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