A videograb shows Israeli hostages at Al Shifa Hospital in Gaza.
The Israeli army broadcast on its website a video clip that it said were of two hostages being taken to Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City after their detention on Oct.7, while Hamas said that the two hostages were taken to receive treatment in the hospital as a result of the Israeli bombing.
The army and intelligence service said in a statement, “What was found proves that the Hamas organization used the Al-Shifa Hospital Complex on October 7th as basic infrastructure.”
He said that in the footage on the day of the kidnapping, from 10:42 to 11:01 a.m, two kidnappers, a Thai citizen and a Nepalese citizen, appear surrounded by Hamas gunmen.
Army spokesman Daniel Hagari said in a press conference: “Here you can see Hamas holding a hostage inside. They are taking him to the hospital. Adding that the army has not yet been able to determine the location of the two hostages.
A member of the Hamas political bureau, Izzat Al-Rishq, commented on Saturday on the Israeli statements regarding the presence of traces of hostage-taking in Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza, saying: “Many prisoners were transferred to Al-Shifa Hospital in order to receive treatment and undergo surgical operations, especially after some of them were injured as a result of Israeli bombing.”
He added, “We risked fighters to guarantee the prisoners the best possible treatment in Gaza Strip hospitals, and we published many pictures about the incident.”
Al-Rashq accused the Israeli officials, as well as the Americans who cover them and are their partners in the crime, of fabricating justifications for the attack on Al-Shifa Hospital and others, stressing that these are completely false justifications.
The war that began Oct. 7 has become the deadliest of five Gaza wars for both sides, with more than 4,000 dead. The Gaza Health Ministry said 2,670 Palestinians have been killed and 9,600 wounded.
Tension between Israel and the Palestinians has risen over the past week, after six Palestinian militants escaped from a maximum security Israeli jail on Monday. Israeli forces have since captured four of the inmates.
In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) called on Israeli authorities to halt escalation and avoid exacerbating tension and instability in the region.
The Israeli army said in a statement, “In response to continual launches of incendiary balloons from Gaza into Israel throughout the day, a short while ago IDF fighter jets struck a Hamas military compound and a rocket launching site.”
With the 4th and final unit of the Barakah plant set to commence fuel load, the UAE’s nuclear energy sector has already significantly decarbonised the nation’s power sector.
The pardon reflects His Highness’ keenness to provide the released inmates with an opportunity to start a new life and integrate once again into their families and communities.
On Commemoration Day, observed annually on 30th November, the UAE recalls the heroism of its righteous sons who gave their lives in the pursuit of upholding the nation's honour and safeguarding it with unwavering courage.
Ten Israeli hostages — nine women and a 17-year-old girl — and two Thais were handed over to the Red Cross in Gaza and were back in Israeli territory, the military said. About an hour later, Israel released 30 Palestinian prisoners.