A WOUNDED Palestinian man looked close to tears as he stood in a hospital and raged that Hamas were “hiding among us”.
The elderly man condemned the terror group for positioning itself in and beneath Gaza’s hospitals – as Israel has long claimed is the case.
Memri/JazeeraA wounded Palestinian man raged that Hamas were ‘hiding among the people’[/caption]
ReutersIsrael claims a Hamas stronghold lies beneath Gaza’s largest hospital[/caption]
AFPAn injured Palestinian woman reacts as she stands in the emergency room of the al-Aqsa Hospital on Wednesday[/caption]
AFPIsrael claims a Hamas stronghold lies beneath Gaza’s largest hospital, al-Shifa[/caption]
ReutersSmoky footage from inside al-Shifa Hospital shows medics assessing the damage after an Israeli raid[/caption]
“Why is the resistance [Hamas] hiding among us? Why don’t they go to hell and hide there?”
The interviewer then seemed to cut the man off mid-sentence, turning to speak directly to the camera.
As he walked away from the conversation, the wounded man appeared to kick the floor and raise his arms in exasperation.
Hamas is reported to have used multiple hospitals in Gaza for military purposes, with its terrorists supposedly firing at IDF troops from within the al-Aqsa hospital.
Israel Defence Forces ground troops are currently carrying out a “precise and targeted” raid inside Gaza’s largest hospital, al-Shifa, where Israel claims Hamas has placed its command centre and is using patients as human shields.
New footage of the “operation” at al-Shifa has come to light which shows Israeli soldiers storming the complex’s surgical and emergency buildings.
Through smoke, and with the only light coming from the person holding the camera, men dressed in regular clothing can be seen pushing other wounded civilians through the hospital halls on medical stretcher beds.
An entire corridor is lined with stretcher beds, on which people lay ostensibly unconscious.
Children with masks roam the halls and rooms appear almost completely destroyed.
The raid comes after the United States declared it had a “variety of intelligence” which suggested Hamas is using the hospital to run terrorist operations.
National security council spokesman for the White House John Kirby said: “We have information that confirms that Hamas is using that particular hospital for a command and control mode.”
He added the facility is probably being used to store weapons, stating: “That is a war crime.”
Hamas “strongly condemned and rejected” the claims made by the US and accused Biden of giving Israel the “green light” to attack the hospital.
A witness told the BBC they saw tanks and hundreds of commandos advance on the medical facility.
The IDF said the operation was a “military necessity” to root out Hamas and revealed discovered weapons inside the hospital.it was still engaging in gun battles with the militants and had
It said: “Before entering the hospital our forces were confronted by explosive devices and terrorist squads, fighting ensued in which terrorists were killed.”
At least five terrorists died in the battle, according to Israeli media.
Harrowing photographs of newborn babies wrapped in makeshift blankets and lying side by side in beds inside al-Shifa Hospital sparked outrage across the world as Israeli troops surrounded the facility.
The World Health Organisation previously warned the hospital was becoming a “cemetery” as dead bodies pile up inside and outside.
Gaza’s health ministry spokesperson Ashraf Al-Qidra, who is inside the hospital compound, said about 100 bodies were decomposing and there was no way to get them out.
He told Reuters: “We are planning to bury them today in a mass grave inside the al-Shifa medical complex.
“It is going to be very dangerous as we don’t have any cover or protection from the ICRC [International Red Cross] but we have no other options – the corpses of the martyrs began to decompose.
“The men are digging right now as we speak.”
Hamas claims 40 patients have died in recent days, including three premature babies whose incubators lost and crashed during Israel’s raid.
On Tuesday, Israel stepped up its efforts to rescue the 36 babies left on the neo-natal ward.
IDF troops were photographed loading portable, battery-powered incubators into vans in aagainst time to save them.
It is hoped they can be moved from the al-Shifa hospital to a safer location as intense street battles continue beyond its walls.
Hundreds of people in a UN shelter cursed Hamas in scenes unthinkable only a few weeks ago, and called for an end to the war.
Memri/JazeeraThe man said Hamas could ‘go to hell and hide there’[/caption]
ReutersA patient is moved through smoke-filled corridors in al-Shifa Hospital after an Israeli raid[/caption]
ReutersThe Israeli military claims it found weapons inside al-Shifa Hospital[/caption]
ReutersNewborns are placed in bed after being taken off incubators in Gaza’s al-Shifa Hospital during a power outage[/caption]
ReutersA makeshift operating theatre area inside al-Shifa as Israeli forces surround the hospital[/caption]
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