The American mainstream press, aka, The Hamas Propaganda Headquarters (HPH) has taken a major hit over the videos taken beneath the al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza.
The HPH has steadfastly denied that Hamas was using the hospital as a gigantic human shield containing both terrorists and hostages.
The videos show the perp walking of hostages in the hospital and the tunnels underneath the hospital from which Hamas could stage an attack.
The Israel Defense Forces on Sunday released surveillance camera footage from Shifa Hospital showing Hamas terrorists bringing a Nepali and Thai citizen who were abducted from Israel on October 7 to the medical center in Gaza City, and accused the Palestinian terror organization of murdering a kidnapped Israeli soldier there.
It also shared new footage of the underground network of tunnels and bunkers it says is buried under the hospital, as Israeli forces continue to operate in and around the facility. The army says Hamas uses Shifa and other hospitals as protection for its terror activity, and has specifically singled out Shifa as a key underground operations center for the group. …
In the footage published Sunday by the military, one of the hostages is visibly wounded in his arm and is brought in on a hospital bed, while the second is forcefully dragged into the hospital on his feet.
“These findings prove that the Hamas terror organization used Shifa Hospital on the day of the massacre itself as terror infrastructure,” the IDF said.
Every possible route Hamas terrorists could have taken the hostages into Gaza would have passed through at least 5 other hospitals before reaching Shifa Hospital.
They didn't take them there for "medical treatment"; they brought them specifically to Shifa because it's their… pic.twitter.com/g40vAM4sdK
— Hen Mazzig (@HenMazzig) November 19, 2023
The Guardian clearly doesn’t get the message, loading their shorter video with lots of caveats such as, “The IDF claims …” Funny how they never pose claims from Hamas in a similar manner, eh? Instead, we hear about “Gazan health officials” and body counts that entirely comprise civilian losses with nary a warning about Hamas propaganda. Seeing should be believing, unless you’re married to the Corbynian narrative of Israel bad, Hamas ‘decolonizers’ good:
“To the surprise of medical staff”? Er … not so much. The medical staff at al-Shifa knew very well about Hamas’ operation in and under the hospital, as Western doctors are starting to testify. They knew where to go when doing charitable work in al-Shifa, and more importantly where not to go:
A British doctor who used to work in Gaza's Shifa hospital recounts: "I was told there was a part of the hospital I was not to go near and if I did, I'd be in danger of being shot."
— Aviva Klompas (@AvivaKlompas) November 19, 2023
Separately, a journalist from Italy who spoke to The Times of Israel on condition of anonymity recounted that in 2009, right after Israel’s Operation Cast Lead against Hamas, he visited Gaza’s hospitals looking to interview wounded members of Fatah — the rival Palestinian faction that Hamas violently ousted from the coastal enclave in 2007.
“Eventually, I realized that they were all at home — Fatah members were too afraid to stay in the hospital, even if they were wounded,” the journalist said.
“Shifa is a very large compound. I got lost inside it, and at some point I ended up on an underground floor, and I found myself in front of two armed Hamas men in military attire, who told me to get out.”
“I got the impression they were guarding a security door that gave access to their underground infrastructure. Several Palestinian sources I spoke with later on confirmed that Hamas’s command and control center was located under Shifa Hospital and that [Hamas leader] Ismail Haniyeh had been hiding there throughout the duration of Operation Cast Lead.”