Hamas operatives captured by Israel admitted below interrogation that the bloodthirsty terror group callously makes use of hospitals and harmless civilians as human shields when launching strikes in opposition to Israeli forces.
The Israel Protection Forces launched movies that confirmed a number of of the Hamas terrorists captured by Israel spilling the beans about how the group hides weapons below mattresses and poses as docs and nurses to evade seize.
A senior IDF official stated on Telegram that the terrorists have been interrogated in Israel after being captured throughout a floor operation on Nov. 12
One of many captives, who identifies himself as Abdelrahaman Alaa Ibrahim Samur, tells an off-camera interrogator that “a couple of hundred” Hamas operatives “took management” of Rantisi Hospital in Gaza for about 5 days to “[carry] out assaults.”
“They have been organized, with a number of tents, with every group of operatives by themselves [in groups of] 4-5 of them sitting collectively, all of them across the hospital,” the captured terrorist stated.
He additionally admitted the terrorists “operated from the hospital… as a result of it was a safe place, and nobody might find them there.”
“Nobody would suspect them,” Samur added. “It was higher than working from their properties.”
They used the hospital “as a base of operations,” he stated, earlier than launching missions exterior.
One other captured Hamas fighter says he was contained in the al-Shifa hospital, the biggest hospital complicated in Gaza, the place he estimated about 50,000 folks have been searching for refuge.
“The docs have been livid as a result of Hamas operatives and operatives of different terrorist organizations have been contained in the hospital,” he advised the interrogator.
The unnamed Hamas fighter stated there have been round 100 terrorists on the hospital, together with members of Islamic Jihad, the second-largest militant group in Hamas.
“They [Hamas operatives] dressed as nursing employees however they weren’t nurses or docs,” he stated. “Hamas operatives dressed as medical employees as a way to mix in inside the hospital wards, even within the ICU!”
He estimated round 40,000 folks have been within the complicated, with about half in the principle constructing the place he was along with his spouse and three daughters.
He claimed that Hamas fighters continued to function after they stayed on the complicated.
Hamas members hid rockets and weapons by wrapping them in mattresses “every day,” Shamalah stated, including that the terrorists used techniques of worry to hold out their actions with impunity.
“Nobody can inform them no. Who might accomplish that?” he stated. “For those who would dare to confront a Hamas member, he could kill you.”
Hamas selected the Pink Crescent as a base of operations as a result of “the sheer variety of folks within the place served as a safety for them,” the person revealed
“We turned their human shields. It’s apparent that the IDF wouldn’t strike a spot with 40,000 folks in it,” he added.
In a single section, the captured fighter seems to disagree with the ugly techniques deployed by Hamas members.
“In the event that they need to struggle, use the battlefield, it’s not okay that they used a spot of shelter with so many individuals in it,” he stated. “If one in every of their rockets, for instance, would explode, it might kill 50 of us, or extra.”
He described the Pink Crescent constructing and al-Shifa hospital as “the one locations that they may use to cover.”
Whereas the video interviews and the captions they included couldn’t be independently verified by The Publish, the startling admissions buttress Israel’s long-held assertion that the terrorist group is utilizing hospitals to cover their actions and perform operations.
Israel has confronted intensifying criticism in current weeks, together with from allies, as Israeli forces carried out army campaigns in and round al-Shifa and different Gaza hospitals, which they’ve claimed repeatedly are being carried out to root out Hamas operatives utilizing them for canopy.