WHAT HAS ISRAEL FOUND?
The Israeli army has launched movies exhibiting AK47s, ammunition and different army tools it mentioned was discovered within the hospital’s MRI unit. It additionally mentioned it found a Toyota pickup truck crammed with weapons in a hospital storage. The car 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 mentioned had been two hostages – one from Thailand, the opposite from Nepal – who had been seized within the Oct. 7 cross-border assault. One video confirmed a bunch of males forcefully dragging their hostage via the hospital’s essential entrance and down a hallway. The opposite confirmed a bunch of males, together with no less than one gunman, pushing a immobile man on a stretcher in a hallway. Hospital staff could possibly be seen in each movies wanting on.
The movies had time stamps from the morning of Oct 7, matching the time of the assault. Nevertheless the faces of the 2 purported hostages had been blurred, making it tough to confirm the authenticity of the movies.
The military additionally launched pictures of what it mentioned had 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 obvious: Hamas wages conflict from hospitals, wages terror from hospitals,” mentioned 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 most effective therapy doable within the Gaza Strip’s hospitals,” the militant group mentioned 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 a whole lot of kilometres of tunnels in and round Gaza,” he advised a information convention. However he mentioned Hamas doesn’t use hospitals for militant actions.