In his televised briefing, Hagari stated Hamas gunmen had additionally introduced a Nepalese and a Thai, amongst overseas staff seized within the Oct 7 raid, to Shifa. He didn’t title the 2 hostages.
CCTV video aired by Hagari appeared to indicate a bunch of males frog-marching a person right into a hospital, to the shock of medical employees. A second clip confirmed an injured man on a gurney. One other man close by, in civilian garments, had an assault rifle.
Hamas didn’t instantly touch upon Hagari’s statements. The Palestinian militant group, which runs Gaza, has beforehand stated it took some hostages to hospitals for therapy.
Individually on Sunday, the Israeli army revealed video of what it described as a tunnel, operating 55 metres in size and dug by Palestinians 10 metres below the Shifa compound.
Whereas acknowledging that it has a community of a whole bunch of kilometres of secret tunnels, bunkers and entry shafts all through the Palestinian enclave, Hamas has denied that these are positioned in civilian infrastructure like hospitals.
The video confirmed a slender passage with arched concrete roofing, ending at what the army, in an announcement, described as a blast-proof door.
The assertion didn’t say what may be past the door. The tunnel had been accessed via a shaft found in a shed throughout the Shifa compound that contained munitions, it stated. A second video confirmed an out of doors shaft-opening within the compound.
Mounir El Barsh, the Gaza well being ministry director, dismissed the Israeli assertion on the tunnel as a “pure lie”.
“They’ve been on the hospital for eight days … and but they have not discovered something,” he informed Al Jazeera tv.