The al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City is now being referred to as a terror clinic, following the Israeli military’s discovery of a 55-meter long terror tunnel belonging to Hamas. The hospital, which was once criticized by Israel and its allies for harboring terrorist hostages, has been found to be firmly in the hands of Hamas.
This new information sheds a different light on the international criticism of the hospital storming, as it was discovered that even doctors and other hospital staff did not reveal the presence of foreign terrorist hostages in the clinic. The hospital grounds contained sensitive buildings such as hospitals, schools and kindergartens as shields for their infrastructure, hoping to avoid attacks by the Israeli military.
During their attack on Israel, Hamas terrorists kidnapped around 240 hostages to the Gaza Strip, including citizens from 26 countries. The bodies of two Israeli hostages were found near the al-Shifa complex, with one of them being a 19-year-old soldier who was assassinated inside the hospital by a Hamas terrorist. These revelations challenge the previous narrative of international criticism against Israel’s actions.
The Israeli military has been conducting an investigation into this incident and has been working closely with international organizations to ensure that humanitarian aid is delivered to those in need in Gaza.