Israel claims CCTV reveals Hamas taking hostages into Gaza’s al-Shifa hospital

Israel has launched footage it claims reveals hostages being taken into Gaza’s largest hospital within the hours after Hamas launched its shock assault on 7 October.

The CCTV, which couldn’t be independently verified, was revealed by IDF on Sunday night, amid hopes {that a} deal was near free a big variety of hostages over the approaching days.

IDF stated the video confirmed two hostages, stated to be Thai and Nepalese residents, being escorted by Hamas fighters from a automobile into Al-Shifa hospital. One of them seems to be on a stretcher and wounded.

The hospital was attacked by Israeli troops greater than per week in the past, and has since seen 31 “very sick” premature infants evacuated. Israel has inisisted that the hospital has been used as a hub by Hamas – a declare the group denies.

After releasing footage on Sunday night time, IDF spokesperson Daniel Hagari stated: “These findings prove that the Hamas terrorist organisation used the Shifa hospital complex on the day of the October 7 massacre as terrorist infrastructure.”

CCTV footage of what the IDF says have been Hamas fighters bringing hostages into the hospital

Separately on Sunday, the Israeli navy revealed video of what it described as a tunnel, working 55 metres in size and dug by Palestinians 10 metres beneath the Shifa compound.

While acknowledging that it has a community of a whole bunch of kilometres of secret tunnels, bunkers and entry shafts all through the Palestinian enclave, Hamas has denied that these are positioned in civilian infrastructure like hospitals.

Mounir El Barsh, the Gaza well being ministry director, dismissed the Israeli assertion on the tunnel as a “pure lie”.

The launch of the movies ccame as Israel stated it was hopeful a big variety of hostages held in Gaza could be launched by Hamas “in the coming days”, amid reviews of talks which are additionally geared toward securing a days-long humanitarian pause within the battle.

An estimated 240 captives have been seized when Hamas launched the assault into Israel on 7 October.

Israel’s ambassador to the US, Michael Herzog, advised ABC’s This Week: “They are very serious efforts, and I’m hopeful we can have a deal in the coming days.”