Israeli forces, on Friday, invaded Makassed Hospital in Jerusalem while firing of tear-gas bombs, the Palestinian Information Center reported.

Local sources said that dozens of patients and medical staff suffered breathing difficulties as a result of tear-gas inhalation, making it necessary to evacuate many patients.

Sources added that soldiers violently stormed the hospital, searched several rooms and offices while firing tear-gas canisters.

Field interrogations were held with a number of Palestinian civilians before the armed troops withdrew from the hospital.

The Makassed Hospital administration has complained in the past to the International Committee of the Red Cross and human rights organizations about the army’s attacks on the hospital.