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On Nov. 18, the IDF forcibly evacuated the Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, in which more than 2,000 patients, medics and displaced people were trapped by the occupation army, forcing them to make the more than 20-km trek south on foot, reported Al Ahram. Medical sources in Gaza reported about five doctors stayed with the remaining 530 critically ill and wounded patients who are unable to walk.

Palestinian news outlet WAFA reported that evacuees were forced to flee in single file past Israeli tanks, raising their hands and carrying white flags, Al Ahram further said. The evacuees are headed south along Salah El-Din Street, the main north-south highway in the Gaza Strip, to Deir Al-Balah in central Gaza. The journey of over 20 km is bound to be difficult, with many of the evacuees having to navigate the partially destroyed road while pushing wheelchairs and sickbeds. On the way, at least 15 bodies, some in advanced stages of decomposition, along a road lined by badly damaged shops and overturned vehicles as Israeli drones buzzed overhead (images of the Bataan Death March come to mind, except that these marchers are civilians).

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