IOF Storm Again Al-Shifa Medical Complex after Retreating without Finding Weapons
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Israeli occupation forces have withdrawn from the Al-Shifa Medical Complex without discovering any weapons. Despite their departure, tanks continue to hover on the outskirts of the hospital, creating an atmosphere of unease. Muhammad Abu Salmiya, the Director General of Al-Shifa Medical Complex, made this revelation late on Wednesday, asserting once again that no military equipment or arms were ever harbored within the hospital’s walls. He emphasized the hospital’s strict policy against accommodating any weaponry.
Abu Salmiya lamented the futility of their attempts to engage international organizations, whose intervention failed to deter the occupation from this alleged war crime in the Gaza Strip. Disturbingly, the Director General disclosed that two medical engineers were apprehended during the incident, while numerous medical staff received interrogations within the complex.
Munir al-Bursh, the Director General for the Ministry of Health in Gaza, explained that these detained engineers were the sole experts responsible for managing the complex’s critical electrical generators and oxygen supply systems. Al-Bursh condemned the occupation for sabotaging and destroying vital systems and assets within the hospital, despite their inability to uncover any of the alleged spoils.
Amidst the escalating crisis, Qatar has called for an urgent international investigation into the Israeli raids on medical facilities within the Gaza Strip. The Qatari Foreign Ministry issued a statement denouncing Israeli war crimes, particularly highlighting the targeting of hospitals by the Israeli occupation army. There is growing pressure on the United Nations to intervene and shed light on these grave violations.
Hamas, the Palestinian political and military organization, placed the responsibility of the raid on the President of the United States, Joe Biden. In response, the US State Department spokesperson, John Kirby, stated that the US did not authorize nor support any military operations near the hospital. This revelation further exposes Israeli lies and propaganda surrounding the incident.
Hamas categorically dismissed the Israeli occupation’s claims of weapons within Al-Shifa Hospital, stating that it is yet another fabricated narrative intended to justify the destruction of Gaza’s health sector.
The movement highlighted that this propaganda mirrors the previous occupation’s invasion of al-Rantisi Children’s Hospital, where weapons were strategically placed to create a false narrative. However, they assert that the international community is no longer falling for these deceptive tactics.