The al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City has been labeled as a “terror clinic” following the Israeli military’s discovery of a 55-meter long terror tunnel belonging to Hamas on the hospital grounds. The hospital was found to be firmly in the hands of Hamas, as revealed by surveillance footage showing hostages being taken to the clinic by terrorists. 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.
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 al-Shifa hospital had been criticized for its role in treating wounded Palestinian militants and allowing them to regroup and plan further attacks against Israel. However, this new information shows that even medical personnel working at the hospital were complicit in shielding Hamas infrastructure from Israeli attacks.