WHAT HAS ISRAEL FOUND?
The Israeli navy has launched movies displaying AK47s, ammunition and different navy 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 in the course of 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 gaggle of males forcefully dragging their hostage via the hospital’s fundamental entrance and down a hallway. The opposite confirmed a gaggle of males, together with not less than one gunman, pushing a immobile man on a stretcher in a hallway. Hospital staff might be seen in each movies wanting 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 photographs of what it stated have been two navy jeeps stolen from the Israeli navy. The photographs confirmed the jeeps parked within the hospital complicated on the morning of the assault.
“By now the reality is evident: Hamas wages conflict from hospitals, wages terror from hospitals,” stated the Israeli navy’s chief spokesman, Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari. “Everybody who cares about the way forward for humanity should condemn Hamas.”
Hamas performed down the photographs, saying it had been providing the lads in its custody medical remedy.
“We put our fighters in danger to ensure the injured prisoners the most effective remedy doable within the Gaza Strip’s hospitals,” the militant group stated in an announcement.
Osama Hamdan, a high Hamas chief based mostly in Beirut, acknowledged that Israel may discover a tunnel “right here or there.”
“We don’t deny there are tons of of kilometres of tunnels in and round Gaza,” he instructed a information convention. However he stated Hamas doesn’t use hospitals for militant actions.