The Israel Protection Forces has launched CCTV movies and nonetheless pictures it says present Hamas fighters bringing hostages into the Al-Shifa Hospital on October 7.
IDF spokesperson Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari offered two brief movies, together with a number of nonetheless pictures, which he stated present Hamas fighters transferring the hostages – one Nepali, one Thai – by means of the hospital, Gaza’s largest.
One of many CCTV movies exhibits a hostage being introduced into the hospital by means of the principle entrance, Hagari stated. The hostage is being marched by pressure by means of the constructing.
Hagari, at a information convention Sunday, stated the second CCTV video exhibits a second hostage – who has a bandaged hand and is clearly bleeding – being pushed on a gurney down a hallway and right into a room.
Hagari didn’t spell out how the IDF had acquired the movies, though he did say Israeli intelligence officers have been a part of the operation contained in the hospital to attempt to find the hostages.
CNN can not independently confirm the content material of the movies and the stills.
Opposing narratives: The Hamas-run Gaza Well being Ministry responded to the IDF briefing by questioning the authenticity of the movies and stills — however it went on to say that, if true, the photographs confirmed that hospitals have been offering medical care to anybody who wanted it.
The IDF spokesman dismissed recommendations the hostages had been delivered to the hospital as a result of they have been wounded, claiming one of many two hostages was not injured and didn’t want medical remedy. They’d been delivered to the hospital first, earlier than being later moved to hiding spots, like close by flats, he stated.
“If medical care had been given on the hospital, if the hostages had remained there, then the Crimson Cross would have come, and the folks would have been launched. None of these items occurred,” he stated.
In an announcement issued Saturday earlier than the discharge of the CCTV movies, Hamas stated it had introduced a number of hostages to hospitals for medical remedy after they have been injured in Israeli airstrikes.
Hagari stated the most recent movies had been shared with diplomats of the hostages’ international locations of origin, including the IDF has not but positioned the Nepali and Thai hostages in Gaza.
The Nepali Embassy in Israel and Nepal’s Overseas Ministry had confirmed with CNN earlier than the publication of the video that one Nepali citizen remained lacking after the October 7 assault and was believed to have been taken hostage by Hamas.
Ten Nepali residents have been killed and a number of other others injured when Hamas militants attacked southern Israel on October 7, Nepal’s ambassador to Israel advised CNN after the assault.
Extra context: After raiding Al-Shifa Hospital final Wednesday, the IDF is beneath great stress to show its long-standing assertion that Hamas makes use of Gaza’s largest medical middle for fight and command functions.
The army additionally launched video Sunday from inside an uncovered tunnel shaft on the Al-Shifa compound, exhibiting an underground tunnel extending downward from the shaft opening.