In a shocking revelation, IDF Spokesman Daniel Hagari exposed Hamas’ sinister tactics during a recent briefing. The notorious terrorist organization has been shamelessly using Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City as a command and control center. This blatant exploitation of a medical facility for military purposes raises serious ethical concerns and puts innocent lives at risk.
A Disturbing Strategy: Human Shields and Underground Tunnels
Hamas, known for its underground terror network, has stooped to new lows by using hospitals, mosques, and UNRWA centers as shields. Al-Shifa Hospital, boasting 1,500 beds and 4,000 staff members, has become a hub for Hamas’ nefarious activities. Hagari disclosed that parts of Hamas’ command and control center operate within the hospital, orchestrating rocket attacks against Israel and other acts of terror.
Even more alarming is the revelation that the hospital serves as an entry point to Hamas’ terror tunnels. Terrorists freely roam the hospital, seeking refuge after engaging in violent acts. This audacious use of medical facilities not only endangers the lives of Israelis but also exploits innocent Gazan civilians as human shields.
Fueling Terrorism: Stealing from the Vulnerable
Hamas’ audacity knows no bounds. The organization has gone as far as stealing fuel from Gazan civilians to power its attacks. Hagari highlighted that Hamas controls the hospital and possesses an abundant supply of fuel, estimated at least half a million liters. This stolen fuel not only fuels their destructive agenda but also highlights the extent of their heartlessness.
Consequences of Using Hospitals for Terror
Hagari emphasized the gravity of Hamas’ actions. When medical facilities are used for terror purposes, they lose their protection from attacks. This revelation underscores the moral bankruptcy of a group that jeopardizes the safety of its own people for its selfish goals.
International Outcry and Calls for Accountability
The international community must respond decisively to these revelations. Using hospitals, places meant for healing and solace, as battlegrounds is a violation of basic human decency. Governments, humanitarian organizations, and individuals worldwide must unite in condemning such actions and hold those responsible accountable for their crimes.
In a world plagued by conflicts, it is imperative to safeguard spaces meant for healing and care. The exploitation of hospitals by terrorist organizations like Hamas sheds light on the need for stricter international regulations and collaborative efforts to prevent such heinous acts in the future.
Let us stand together against this travesty, championing the sanctity of medical facilities and ensuring that they remain safe havens for those in need, rather than becoming arenas for senseless violence and destruction.