Disturbing footage has emerged of premature babies who were left to die in an intensive care unit (ICU) in one of Gaza’s hospitals after medical staff were forced to evacuate by the Israeli forces.
The footage was recorded in the aftermath of Israel's siege on the Al-Nasr Children’s Hospital in western Gaza, as the pause in the fighting brought to the forefront the scale of Israel's destruction in the besieged coastal enclave.
A correspondent for Al-Mashhad TV entered the hospital this week and discovered the bodies of five babies laid out on separate beds in the paediatric hospital’s ICU.
In the footage, the equipment to support the babies can be seen attached to their beds, with the video edited to blur out the bodies of the babies which were described as "decomposing".
Earlier in November, medical staff were forced to evacuate sick and injured patients at Al-Nasr Hospital as Israeli shelling in the vicinity intensified and the Israeli army ordered them to leave, in spite of the logistical difficulties of evacuating some patients.
Doctors Without Borders said that medical workers had to abandon premature babies in incubators as they were forced to evacuate.