In the latest development in the prolonged Israel-Hamas war in Gaza, the Israel Defense Forces claimed that they are moving inside the largest hospital of the besieged region to carry out a ‘targeted and precise operation’.
The Israeli military entered inside Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza to annihilate Hamas militants. Israeli authorities claim the militants conceal military operations in the facility. The function of the hospital halted on Monday due to fuel shortages.
Israel has vowed to end Hamas rule in Gaza after the militants’ 7 October attack on Israel in which they killed some 1,200 people and took roughly 240 hostages.
Yesterday a large crowd in Washington DC protested in favour of Israel and demanded Hamas to release hostages.
The event is believed to be the largest pro-Israel gathering in the US since Hamas inflicted widespread carnage in Israel on October 7.
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Israel-Hamas war LIVE: IDF asks Hamas terrorists to surrender
The Israel army, which is carrying out a “precise and targeted operation” against Hamas in a specified area in the Shifa Hospital, has asked the Gaza-run militant group to surrender.
“We call upon all Hamas terrorists present in the hospital to surrender,” Israel Defense Forces wrote on the X platfrom.
Israel-Hamas war LIVE: ‘Israel is at war with Hamas, not with the civilians,’ says IDF
The Israeli military entered Gaza’s largest hospital early Wednesday, conducting what it called a “precise and targeted operation against Hamas in a specified area” of the facility. The IDF said, “conducting a ground operation in Gaza to defeat Hamas and rescue our hostages. Israel is at war with Hamas, not with the civilians in Gaza”.
“The IDF forces include medical teams and Arabic speakers, who have undergone specified training to prepare for this complex and sensitive environment, with the intent that no harm is caused to the civilians being used by Hamas as human shields,” the Isarel Defense Forces wrote on the X platform.
Israel believes it has given the Hamas operatives sufficient time to cease their alleged activities inside the building.
Israeli authorities claim the militants conceal military operations in the facility. Hamas has denied the Israeli accusations that it uses the hospital for cover.
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