Hamas operatives captured by Israel admitted underneath interrogation that the bloodthirsty terror group callously makes use of hospitals and harmless civilians as human shields when launching strikes towards 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 underneath mattresses and poses as medical doctors and nurses to evade seize.
A senior IDF official mentioned 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 mentioned.
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 mentioned, earlier than launching missions exterior.
One other captured Hamas fighter says he was contained in the al-Shifa hospital, the biggest hospital advanced in Gaza, the place he estimated about 50,000 individuals have been in search of refuge.
“The medical doctors 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 mentioned 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 workers however they weren’t nurses or medical doctors,” he mentioned. “Hamas operatives dressed as medical workers with a view to mix in throughout the hospital wards, even within the ICU!”
He estimated round 40,000 individuals have been within the advanced, with about half in the primary constructing the place he was along with his spouse and three daughters.
He claimed that Hamas fighters continued to function once they stayed on the advanced.
Hamas members hid rockets and weapons by wrapping them in mattresses “each day,” Shamalah mentioned, including that the terrorists used ways of worry to hold out their actions with impunity.
“Nobody can inform them no. Who might accomplish that?” he mentioned. “When you would dare to confront a Hamas member, he might kill you.”
Hamas selected the Purple Crescent as a base of operations as a result of “the sheer variety of individuals 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 individuals in it,” he added.
In a single phase, the captured fighter seems to disagree with the grotesque ways deployed by Hamas members.
“In the event that they wish to combat, use the battlefield, it’s not okay that they used a spot of shelter with so many individuals in it,” he mentioned. “If one among their rockets, for instance, would explode, it might kill 50 of us, or extra.”
He described the Purple 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 Submit, 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 latest 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.