- Israeli army took action in the hospital
- IDF released video
- Shifa Hospital is the center of Hamas operations – IDF
Amidst the Israel-Hamas war, the Israeli Army is conducting its military operation in Gaza’s Al Shifa Hospital. According to the IDF (Israel Defense Force), their forces are taking military action in many parts of the hospital. Israel claims that it has taken this action on the basis of intelligence information. Israel has also released photographs regarding its claim. The IDF has said in its statement that Hamas has used the hospital and people as a shield. Israel has warned Gaza and asked it to stop military action against hospitals within the next 12 hours.
Fierce war continues in northern Gaza
Let us tell you that a fierce war is going on between the Israeli army and Hamas fighters in Northern Gaza. The Israel Defense Force has claimed that it has entered an underground tunnel which was being used by Hamas terrorists for their operations. According to the IDF, the other end of this tunnel opens at Rantisi Hospital. An IDF spokesperson says that Hamas had kept Israeli hostages in this tunnel.
IDF also released video of the tunnels
The IDF has also released a video of the tunnel connected to Rantisi as well as Shifa Hospital, in which its spokesman Daniel Hagari gives details of the facilities inside the tunnel and the weapons recovered. Through this video, Israel has once again tried to prove that Hamas is using hospitals to carry out its activities.
Israel criticized for attack on hospital
Shifa Hospital is the biggest hospital in Gaza where not only patients are admitted, thousands of people have taken shelter. A large number of children are also admitted here. Israel has released another video in which an Israeli health worker is talking about sending incubators to help the children admitted in Shifa Hospital. Israel is being criticized a lot for the attack on Shifa Hospital. This is being seen as a war crime. But Israel does not see any difference in this.
Thousands of people have been forced to flee from here amid the ongoing conflict. But a large number of patients, especially small children, are trapped here. Israel is continuously and repeatedly saying that Hamas is carrying out its activities by using people in hospitals as human shields. European Union countries have criticized Hamas for using hospitals in the fighting and using people as human shields.
“We must save Shifa Hospital.”
On the other hand, US President Joe Biden said that Shifa Hospital should be saved and Israel should limit its action here. According to the Director General of the World Health Organization, Shifa Hospital has been without electricity and water for 3-4 days. Heavy fighting continues on its campus.
The population of Gaza is around 23 lakhs. Most of the 1.1 million people of northern Gaza have been forced to leave their homes. Israel has sent them to southern Gaza, saying that they should not become victims of the attack. However, according to figures released by Hamas, more than 11 thousand civilians have died in Israeli attacks, including more than four and a half thousand children and more than three thousand women. More than 28 thousand people are injured. The Palestinian Authority has said that Israel has again attacked the Jabaliya camp, killing 31 people. So far, 46 Israeli soldiers have been confirmed dead in Israel’s ground operation.