New IDF video confirms Hamas using hospitals as shields

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An officer with Israel Defense Forces has released a video that apparently shows Hamas terrorists were, in fact, using hospitals for their military operations, essentially making the innocent hospital patients a “shield” against any military response to Hamas’ terrorism.

While the confirmation may come as a revelation to many observers around the globe, WND readers have known for years that this strategy is being used.

The video from IDF spokesman Lt. Col Jonathan Conricus reveals the interior of Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza after IDF soldiers moved in and cleared it of dangers.

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Conricus shows where Hamas had hidden a military “grab bag,” equipped with military equipment like an AK-47, cartridges, ammo and grenades, and a uniform, behind an MRI machine in the hospital.

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Further, he revealed weapons stored in a closet in a hospital hallway.

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He said, “Weapons have no business being inside a hospital. The only reason there is because Hamas put them here… [and is using] hospitals for their military.”

Military operations from Gaza that target Israel often are found to have been launched from hospitals, residential areas, or even schools, as the strategy to hide military units behind innocent civilians is a common one.

In fact, WND had reported in 2014 on this very activity.

Hamas leaders believed hunkered under Gaza hospital

The report, by WND’s Jerusalem bureau chief at the time, Aaron Klein, explained, “Some Hamas leaders are believed to be hiding in bunkers underneath the largest hospital in the Gaza Strip, according to informed Middle Eastern security officials. The officials said they believe the Hamas members are using the Al-Shifa Hospital complex in Gaza not only as a hiding place but also as a sanctuary command center for some of the Islamist group’s operations targeting Israel. The Hamas members believe they are safe underneath the hospital and have built tunnels in recent years to move in and out of the complex, the officials said. The Shifa Hospital, located in the North Rimal district of Gaza, is one of the main receiving centers for those wounded in the current Israel Air Force bombardments of Gaza City.”

Klein now is a senior adviser to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

IMPORTANT NOTE TO WND READERS: Shortly after Hamas terrorists fired over 5,000 rockets from Gaza into Israel on Oct. 7 and then proceeded to attack the Jewish state by land, sea and air – torturing, burning, beheading and murdering well over a thousand people, including women, children and infants, and wounding and abducting hundreds more – world reaction was, in its own way, almost equally shocking.

For after the biggest one-day mass slaughter of Jews since the Nazi Holocaust, what followed was an outpouring of celebratory demonstrations, unbridled Jew-hatred, deliriously gleeful support for Hamas and bitter condemnation of the nation of Israel. Not just in the Arab-Muslim world, but throughout the Western world as well, including all across America.

Why? What is behind the explosion of anti-Israel, anti-Jewish, pro-terror sentiment in the United States, where Israel has long been one of America’s closest friends and allies? Why are hordes of young “woke” LGBT demonstrators marching in support of Hamas – when Hamas wouldn’t think twice about binding and blindfolding them and throwing them off the roof of a tall building – as they routinely do in the Muslim world?

It turns out there’s one area of agreement that is so powerful, deep-seated and all-consuming that the vast differences between the deranged left and the murderous jihadists melt away into Kumbaya harmony.

All of this and much more is completely exposed in November’s issue of WND’s critically acclaimed monthly Whistleblower magazine, titled ISRAEL VS. GLOBAL JIHAD: How Jew-hatred, radical Islam and Leftism are pushing us toward World War III. Beyond a deeply insightful dive into why leftists are surging toward radical Islam – which hates and dreams of raping and butchering them – this Whistleblower issue includes fantastic articles by everyone from top Israeli analyst (and former Israel Defense Forces officer) Caroline Glick to Harvest Christian Fellowship’s Pastor Greg Laurie on the current war in Israel and biblical prophecies regarding the End Times … which he says are now upon us.

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