Israeli forces release more videos from Al-Shifa
(Lauren Taylor – Anchor)
AS THE ISRAEL-HAMAS WAR RAGES ON –
THE IDF RELEASED A SERIES OF VIDEOS – OF WHAT THEY SAY ARE IMAGES FROM AL-SHIFA HOSPITAL IN GAZA THE DAY OF THE HAMAS TERROR ATTACK ON ISRAEL OCTOBER 7TH.
IN THE VIDEO – YOU CAN SEE APPARENT HOSTAGES BEING BROUGHT INTO THE HOSPITAL –
ONE BEING WHEELED INTO THE HOSPITAL ON A STRETCHER – AND ONE WALKING INTO THE HOSPITAL… SURROUNDED BY HAMAS MILITANTS.
THE IDF SAYS – THIS IS MORE PROOF THAT HAMAS USED THE AL-SHIFA HOSPITAL COMPLEX TO CARRY OUT IT’S TERRORIST OPERATIONS.
(Colonel Cedric Leighton (Ret.) / Military Analyst)
“well it could because the time stamp on the video is very interesting because it happened that morning, the morning of the attack on October 7th. So the attack occurred in the 7 o’clock hour or so in Israel and then by the 10 o’clock hour, they were at the al-shifa hospital according to what the time stamp says on that video. So if this is actually the way it happened, then it’s pretty conclusive proof that at the very least, the al-shifa hospital was being used as a transit point for the hostages and perhaps even more than that.”
THE HAMAS-RUN GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY RESPONDED TO THE IDF’S CLAIMS – SAYING – IF THE VIDEO PROVES ANYTHING – IT’S THAT THE HOSPITAL PROVIDED MEDICAL CARE TO PEOPLE IN NEED.
THE IDF HAS REPEATEDLY STATED – THEIR GOAL IS TO DESTROY HAMAS AND BRING HOME THE NEARLY 240 HOSTAGES HAMAS IS HOLDING CAPTIVE.
ISRAELI AND U-S OFFICIALS CONTINUE NEGOTIATING A DEAL – FOR HAMAS TO RELEASE THEIR HOSTAGES – IN EXCHANGE FOR A PAUSE IN FIGHTING.
HAMAS OFFICIALS HAVE SAID – THEY WANT A CEASE-FIRE – AND FOR ALL PALESTINIAN PRISONERS TO BE RELEASED FROM ISRAELI JAILS.
ISRAEL WANTS HOSTAGES TO BE RELEASED – AND HAVE MADE IT CLEAR – UNTIL THEY ARE, THERE WILL BE NO CEASE-FIRE IN GAZA.
PRESIDENT BIDEN’S DEPUTY NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR – SPOKE SUNDAY NIGHT –
ABOUT A POSSIBLE HOSTAGE DEAL.
“THAT SOME OF THE OUTSTANDING AREAS OF DISAGREEMENT, IN A VERY COMPLICATED, VERY SENSITIVE NEGOTIATION HAVE BEEN NARROWED. THAT I BELIEVE WE ARE CLOSER THAN WE HAVE BEEN IN QUITE SOME TIME, MAYBE CLOSER THAN WE HAVE BEEN SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THIS PROCESS TO GETTING THIS DEAL DONE…UH BUT AT THIS POINT, WE REALLY NEED TO ADHERE TO THE MANTRA THAT ‘NOTHING IS AGREED UNTIL EVERYTHING IS AGREED’ YA KNOW, SENSITIVE NEGOTIATIONS LIKE THIS CAN FALL APART AT THE LAST MINUTE SO WE WILL NOT OUTLINE ALL THE DETAILS TO BE DISCUSSED”
HOWEVER – AFTER TWO HOSTAGES WERE FOUND DEAD LAST WEEK –
IT’S UNCLEAR HOW MANY HOSTAGES IN HAMAS’ POSSESSION ARE STILL ALIVE.
MEANWHILE – SINCE IDF FORCES SWARMED AL-SHIFA LAST WEEK AND TOOK CONTROL OF THE HOSPITAL COMPLEX – THEY’RE FACING GROWING PRESSURE TO RELEASE MORE PROOF THAT A HAMAS TERROR CENTER EXISTS UNDER AL-SHIFA.
OVER THE WEEKEND – IDF FORCES GUIDED AMERICAN JOURNALISTS TO A TUNNEL SHAFT NEAR THE AL-SHIFA HOSPITAL – THAT THEY SAY – LEADS TO THE UNDERGROUND HAMAS-RUN TERROR COMMAND AND CONTROL CENTER.
“we weren’t allow to enter the shaft. But the Israeli military sent special gear down to see where this leads. Inside, the video shows a spiral staircase and as the camera orients itself, it moves forward into a tunnel. The tunnel makes a sharp left turn and at the end of another path of concrete walls and an arched concrete top, a metal door they say they have not yet opened because they fear it’s booby trapped.”
PRESIDENT BIDEN’S DEPUTY NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR -JON FINER- ALSO REITERATED —
U-S INTELLIGENCE SHOWS THAT HAMAS USES THE AL-SHIFA HOSPITAL COMPLEX – AS THEIR HEADQUARTERS — TO CARRY OUT THEIR TERROR MISSIONS.