Real Admiral Daniel Hagari of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) informed reporters in a briefing Sunday that Israel attempting to guard civilians in the battle however that the Palestinian terror group Hamas was attempting to cease civilians from evacuating, and working from hospitals.
Hagari stated that Israel had “prioritized evacuation efforts over other missions.” He stated that the Israel Air Force dropped over 1.5 million flyers warning Palestinians to evacuate the northern Gaza Strip, which is the place Hamas’s strongholds are situated, and to maneuver south, past the Wadi Gaza wetlands, for their very own security. He added that Israel had made 20,000 private phone calls to civilian residents of Gaza, telling them to evacuate the world.
Hagari confirmed movies of flyers being dropped, and performed audio of warnings in Arabic that had been broadcast to residents.
“Hamas is weak without human shields,” Hagari stated. That was why “Hamas is actively stopping civilians from shifting to a safer space.
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He confirmed aerial photographs of a Hamas roadblock that, he stated, had been set as much as cease Palestinian civilians from leaving the Jabaliya refugee camp.
In addition, Hagari stated, Hamas continued to make use of hospitals for navy functions. He famous that Israel had beforehand uncovered Hamas’s abuse of the Al Shifa hospital. He then went on to explain Hamas actions at different hospitals.
Hagari performed video of IDF troopers exposing a Hamas tunnel opening subsequent to the Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani Hospital, often known as the Qatari hospital, named after the nation that funded it. He additionally stated that Hamas terrorists had shot on the IDF from throughout the hospital, and performed a video displaying them doing so.
Next, Hagari confirmed photos of one other hospital, the Indonesia Hospital, displaying the development of Hamas tunnels underground, and aerial photographs displaying proof of rocket launches 75m away.
He additionally revealed intercepted and recorded cellphone calls that confirmed Gaza residents showing to state that there was no scarcity of gasoline in the world, and that Hamas was storing it beneath hospitals, whereas claiming that the hospitals had been working out of gasoline.
“Hamas moves fuel from the hospitals to terrorists … from Shifa Hospital to Jabaliya … because Jabaliya is a terror center.”
Hagari additionally performed a clip from the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), in which a Hamas spokesman admitted to Russia Today TV on October 27 that it had constructed tunnels to guard Hamas terrorists from assault, and had not constructed shelters for civilians.
“We will not accept Hamas’s cynical use of hospitals to hide their terror infrastructure. Hamas’s exploitation of hospitals must come to an end.”
A reporter requested why Israel was persevering with to battle, realizing that Hamas was placing Palestinian civilians had been in danger. Hagari replied by noting that this was a battle “we did not start and we did not seek,” however which Israel had been compelled to wage after October 7.
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