An Israeli military corporal being held by Hamas was killed by her captives, not by an Israeli airstrike because the militants claimed, the Israeli navy says.
Hamas says the airstrike Nov. 9 killed Cpl. Noa Marciano, a 19-year-old whose physique was recovered final week in Gaza. However Israel says a militant holding Marciano, captured in the course of the Oct. 7 militant rampage by way of Israeli border communities, was killed and Marciano was wounded when the airstrike hit an house close to Shifa Hospital.
“The pathology report states that Noa was injured by the strike, however not in a life-threatening method, and that is opposite to the lies printed by Hamas,” Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari, an Israeli navy spokesperson, stated late Sunday. “In keeping with intelligence info, Noa was taken contained in the partitions of Shifa Hospital, the place she was murdered by a Hamas terrorist.”
The Israeli navy stated it sends its “heartfelt condolences to the Marciano household” and can proceed to assist them whereas working towards the return of the greater than 200 hostages believed held by militants in Gaza.
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∎ Israel stated it discovered a 60-yard-long tunnel about 30 toes below Shifa Hospital, claiming it represents extra proof that Hamas maintained a compound below the 20-acre hospital compound.
∎ The Israeli navy stated its airstrikes killed three Hamas firm commanders and destroyed a weapons depot the place they had been hiding.
∎ The World Well being Group, which has evacuated some sufferers and workers from embattled Shifa Hospital in current days, stated it stays gravely involved concerning the security and well being wants of greater than 250 sufferers and 20 well being staff who stay. Planning is underway to evacuate them, WHO stated in an announcement.
WHO chief ‘appalled’ by assault on one other Gaza hospital
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, head of the World Well being Oganization, stated he was “appalled” by an assault on Indonesian Hospital in Gaza that reportedly resulted in 12 deaths, together with sufferers, and several other vital and life-threatening accidents. Heavy combating erupted round Indonesian Hospital in northern Gaza as Israel continues to broaden its offensive within the enclave. The hospital is about 5 miles east of Shifa Hospital, which has been the main focus of a significant Israeli assault for a number of days. Israel accused Hamas of utilizing hospital grounds to cover militants and weapons, a declare denied by Hamas.
“Well being staff and civilians ought to by no means should be uncovered to such horror, and particularly whereas inside a hospital,” Tedros stated in a social media submit.
EU overseas affairs chief Josep Borrell is going through backlash within the Arab world over what’s being considered as a double normal for his feedback Sunday on the Israeli navy marketing campaign in Gaza. Borrell was requested by Al Jazeera whether or not he believed Israel’s assault constituted a warfare crime.
“Nicely, I’m not a lawyer, however there’s an Worldwide Court docket of Justice that’ll examine and I’ll abide by their choice,” Borrell stated.
When requested particularly whether or not the Hamas assault Oct. 7 was a warfare crime, Borrell stated it was a warfare crime. When pressed on why he was prepared to guage Hamas however not Israel, Borrell denied making use of a double normal however acknowledged that “you’re proper, we must always let the Worldwide Felony Court docket determine.” The interview circulated broadly on social media, drawing outrage from some Palestinians.
Darine Dandachly of Lebanon posted that “you aren’t a lawyer however you’re a complicit in genocide towards the Palestinians.” One other social media submit by #UncensorPalestine stated “there you’ve gotten it. Evident show of racism and double requirements.”
A number of family of hostages being held by Hamas made an pressing plea for his or her launch at a information convention Monday in London. The Irish father of Emily Hand, who turned 9 on Friday, pleaded for her launch. Emily Hand was initially feared lifeless after the assault on Kibbutz Be’eri in Israel on Oct. 7.
‘It is nightmare, an absolute nightmare,” Thomas Hand stated. “The sheer terror of a 9 12 months outdated woman down in these darkish tunnels, by no means seeing the sunshine of day. Sheer terror, panic each hour of each day.”
He stated he prays for his daughter’s return however stated his household has been given nearly no info on the progress of talks geared toward releasing the captives. Officers in Qatar have stated a deal is shut that might consequence within the launch a few of the hostages in return for a brief cease-fire
“I do not know what situation she goes to be in, however she’s going to be damaged, very damaged, mentally and bodily,” Thomas Hand stated of his daughter. “And we’re going to have to repair that.”
The Israeli navy launched a number of movies it says exhibits Hamas militants “forcibly transporting hostages” inside Shifa Hospital on Oct. 7, the day Hamas militants seized them in the course of the rampage that left greater than 1,200 individuals lifeless. The navy stated the movies present a Nepalese civilian and a Thai civilian, who had been kidnapped from Israeli territory. In one of many movies an individual is being dragged alongside a hospital hall; one other exhibits a bleeding particular person on a gurney. Israeli automobiles stolen in the course of the assault may also be seen contained in the hospital compound, the navy stated.
“These findings add to earlier proof introduced relating to Hamas’ use of the hospital space as infrastructure for its terrorist actions in a scientific and ongoing method,” the navy stated.
Israel’s navy marketing campaign by way of Gaza, geared toward destroying Hamas, has killed greater than 11,500 Palestinians, in line with Palestinian well being authorities. One other 2,700 have been reported lacking and feared lifeless within the rubble.
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