International doctors called for an end to the violence in Gaza, saying hospitals were scenes of nightmarish havoc in articles published Wednesday in The Lancet medical journal.

According to the special report, the Al Shifa hospital in Gaza has asked for extra refrigeration equipment before the bodies of patients with severe wounds began decomposing.

The 585 bed capacity in Gazas largest hospital has been filled to capacity in the first week of the Israeli offensive.

The death toll to date has surpassed 1,000 and has left more than 2,000 wounded.