Palestinian health authorities said the evacuations from Al Shifa Hospital were forced.
Doctor Ramez Radwan said: "We were forced to leave the hospital by the Occupation authorities." He painted a vivid picture of the conditions he said existed in the hospital, with increasing numbers of infections, adding: "There are no painkillers or antibiotics. The situation at the hospital is miserable."
Palestinian health authorities estimate only about 125 of 1,000-1,500 war-wounded or sick patients, as well as 34 newborn babies along with just five doctors and some nurses, remained at the hospital.