Hamas-affiliated Al-Aqsa TV quoted the Gaza health ministry as saying that many were killed on Friday as the vehicles carried critically wounded people in Gaza.
The health ministry spokesman, Ashraf Al-Qudra, earlier said they would send critically injured Palestinians who needed to be urgently transferred for treatment in Egypt from Gaza city and the north to the south.
Incredibly graphic footage circulating online, purportedly showing the aftermath of the strike near Al-Shifa hospital, showed a scene of devastation.
Bodies, particularly of men and boys, are seen strewn across a street in between damaged ambulances. Desperate civilians are seen dragging limp bodies away, some of which leave a trail of blood behind.
An AFP news agency journalist at the scene said they saw multiple bodies beside a damaged ambulance. MailOnline could not immediately verify the footage.
Photos from the scene of the blast appeared to match the footage.
Israel has said it is investigating reports of the strike.
‘We have informed the Red Cross in accordance with the international law about moving a convoy carrying injured people in ambulance vehicles from Al-Shifa hospital,’ Al-Qudra said in a statement.
‘At the gate of the hospital and then at the Ansar square, the occupation targeted the convoy in more than one location outside Al-Shifa hospital.’
The statement made no mention of any casualties.
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Incredibly graphic footage circulating online, purportedly showing the aftermath of the strike near Al-Shifa hospital, showed a scene of devastation. Pictures from the hospital appeared to match the footage, with desperate civilians carrying the injured away
Palestinians pull an ambulance after a convoy of ambulances was hit, at the entrance of Shifa hospital in Gaza City, November 3
Palestinians check the damage on an ambulance after a convoy of ambulances was hit, at the entrance of Shifa hospital in Gaza City, November 3
Hamas has claimed scores of Palestinians have been killed and injured after an Israeli missile strike hit an ambulance convoy. Pictured: Smoke rises over Gaza City on November 3