WHAT HAS ISRAEL FOUND?
The Israeli army has launched movies displaying AK47s, ammunition and different army tools it stated was discovered within the hospital’s MRI unit. It additionally stated it found a Toyota pickup truck crammed with weapons in a hospital storage. The automobile seems to be the identical sort of truck utilized by Hamas militants throughout the Oct 7 incursion.
On Sunday, it launched a video of a 55-metre tunnel in a hospital courtyard. The underground construction was closely fortified and led to a blast-proof door with a gap that Israel says was meant for use by Hamas snipers.
It additionally launched security-camera photographs of Hamas militants escorting what Israel stated have been two hostages – one from Thailand, the opposite from Nepal – who have been seized within the Oct. 7 cross-border assault. One video confirmed a bunch of males forcefully dragging their hostage via the hospital’s principal entrance and down a hallway. The opposite confirmed a bunch of males, together with not less than one gunman, pushing a immobile man on a stretcher in a hallway. Hospital staff could possibly be seen in each movies trying on.
The movies had time stamps from the morning of Oct 7, matching the time of the assault. Nonetheless the faces of the 2 purported hostages have been blurred, making it tough to confirm the authenticity of the movies.
The military additionally launched pictures of what it stated have been two army jeeps stolen from the Israeli army. The pictures confirmed the jeeps parked within the hospital advanced on the morning of the assault.
“By now the reality is evident: Hamas wages struggle from hospitals, wages terror from hospitals,” stated the Israeli army’s chief spokesman, Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari. “Everybody who cares about the way forward for humanity should condemn Hamas.”
Hamas performed down the pictures, saying it had been providing the boys in its custody medical therapy.
“We put our fighters in danger to ensure the injured prisoners the very best therapy potential within the Gaza Strip’s hospitals,” the militant group stated in a press release.
Osama Hamdan, a prime Hamas chief primarily based in Beirut, acknowledged that Israel may discover a tunnel “right here or there.”
“We don’t deny there are a whole bunch of kilometres of tunnels in and round Gaza,” he informed a information convention. However he stated Hamas doesn’t use hospitals for militant actions.