November 29, 2023

Gazans confirm terrorists hide in hospitals, dress up as medical personnel

TEL AVIV: Gazans in Israeli custody showed to interrogators that terror teams actively operated in Gaza hospitals or even deeply embedded themselves in the Palestinian Red Crescent Society in movies launched via the Israel Defence Forces on Monday.
So a ways, 500 Palestinians were interrogated via Arabic-speaking participants of the IDF’s Military Intelligence Directorate’s Unit 504 at a detention facility in southern Israel, the IDF mentioned.
In movies launched via the army, 3 Palestinians defined to interrogators how terrorists from Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad and different teams would hide in the Shifa and Rantisi hospitals. Two of the 3 Palestinians had been known via identify in the movies.
The first Palestinian, known handiest as having been apprehended inside of Gaza on Nov. 12, advised interrogators that those terrorists–dressed in civilian clothes–would use the hospitals as a base for assaults. They would additionally hide themselves as medical body of workers whilst hiding in the health facility.
“The doctors were furious because Hamas operatives and operatives of the other terror organisations were inside the hospital,” he mentioned.
Asked what number of terrorists he noticed, the Palestinian responded, “I saw a lot of them–about 80, 90, 100. It reached 100 people.”
He added, “They dressed as nursing staff, but they were not nurses or doctors.”
Hamuda Riad Asad Shamalah, an web software engineer at Gaza’s Hamas-run Health Ministry mentioned that the phobia teams additionally embedded themselves with the Red Crescent Organisation, which has a 10-story complicated. He mentioned he went there along with his spouse and 3 daughters “because I thought it was a safe and protected place.”
Shamalah mentioned he sought after to search out safe haven, however then “the terrorists came and threatened us.”
He advised his interrogator, “When the Hamas operatives remained in the compound, they continued to operate and hid the rockets and guns inside the mattresses. This was on a daily basis; no one can refuse them; if you dare to confront Hamas, they will kill you.”
According to Shamalah, the sheer choice of other people on the Red Crescent headquarters was once what made the complicated interesting to Hamas.
“We will become human shields because the IDF will not attack a place with 40,000 people inside. If you want to fight, use a battlefield. If one of the rockets had exploded, it could have killed 50 of us,” Shamalah mentioned.
Abdelrahman Ala Ibrahim Samour described to interrogators what he noticed on the UNRWA-run Al Saweidi (Swedish) Clinic in the Shati refugee camp and likewise on the Rantisi Hospital.
“When I went to the Rantisi Hospital, I saw Hamas operatives who took control of the hospital.” There had been round 100 of them, and so they stayed in teams of 4 or 5 and they might every so often depart to hold out assaults.
At the Swedish health center, Samour mentioned he noticed seven Hamas operatives inside of. They had been dressed in civilian clothing, but if requested how he knew they had been Hamas, he answered, “They were armed. And I know one of them was from Hamas.”
He mentioned they got here and went and that they looked as if it would really feel secure throughout the health center, making ready for assaults throughout the health center after which returning “because it was secure, no one could locate them there.”
Samour mentioned the terrorists did the similar issues at Rantisi “on a larger scale.”
“There were so many of them, it was actually really scary. I was there for about five days and I was terrified.”
Shifa Hospital, situated in the North Rimal neighbourhood and boasting 570 beds, is Gaza’s greatest medical centre, serving the medical wishes of masses of hundreds of Palestinians. It was once firstly constructed via the British government in 1946. In the Eighties, Israel renovated and expanded Shifa as a part of an initiative to beef up Gaza residing stipulations.
As a ways again as 2009, the Israeli Security Agency (Shin Bet) reported all through the Gaza conflict of that yr that Hamas operatives had been hiding in the health facility and that the basement had turn out to be Hamas’s headquarters.
As the Tazpit Press Service reported, in addition to getting used to hide Hamas leaders and hostages, the phobia crew is understood to have introduced rockets, tortured suspected collaborators and hoarded a half-million liters of gas in the health facility compound.
A senior officer in Unit 505 mentioned that since Oct. 7, “we have received thousands of phone calls from collaborators, on a scale never before seen in the unit.”
The officer added, “It is evident that the residents of the Gaza Strip are not satisfied with the barbaric behaviour of Hamas; the ordinary citizen understands that Hamas is bringing a disaster on the residents of Gaza that will be difficult for them to recover from.”