These are satellite images, but also drone videos, showing the area that was hit, the hospital parking lot where the fire broke out
Video of the bombing of the Al-Ahli hospital in Gaza was released by the Israeli army (IDF) on Wednesday morning, as promised. The IDF considers the video to prove that not involved in the bombing in the hospital with 500 dead, while responsibilities are assigned in Islamic Jihad.
It’s about satellite images, but also videos from drones, showing the area hit, the hospital parking lot where the fire broke out, “after a failed Islamic Jihad rocket launch” as the IDF put it.
According to the IDF, the video proves a targeted strike by Israeli forces would not end up in a parking lot, while bomb strikes by the Israeli military open craters 7 to 19 meters in diameter, while no craters can be seen in the parking lot.
“A failed rocket launch by the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization hit Al-Ahli Hospital in Gaza City. IAF (Israeli Air Force) footage of the area around the hospital before and after the failed rocket launch by the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization “ is noted.
“This is the tragic result of launching rockets from densely populated neighborhoods” the Israeli military said earlier, citing a related video:
This is the tragic result of firing rockets from densely populated neighborhoods. pic.twitter.com/7iAxwLUQzV
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) October 18, 2023
”The IDF was not operating in the area. Documentation of the rocket launch from multiple angles, including foreign media footage from the time of the attack, clearly shows the strike caused by a rocket fired by the terrorist elements.” the Israeli government also notes.
“Information indicates many deaths from the tragic event. Palestinian sources and officials have cynically and deliberately accused Israel of harming and following many media outlets, ignoring their obligation to report facts and not rumors or baseless accusations” states.
During the current campaign of terror, Hamas and the Islamic Jihad organization have launched over 6,000 rockets against Israeli cities. 450 of them fell in the Gaza Strip,” it is emphasized.
In the shadow of the centurion at Al-Ahli Hospital, the Israeli military called on Gazans in the morning to evacuate to the al-Mawasi area, where international humanitarian aid will be provided as needed.
“The Israeli army continues to call residents of the northern Gaza Strip and Gaza City move away towards Al-Mawasi area, south of the Gaza Wadi,” the statement said. The IDF recommends evacuation to a humanitarian zone in western Khan Yunis, Al-Mawasi area.
The IDF calls on #GazaCity residents to evacuate south for their protection.
— COGAT (@cogatonline) October 18, 2023
Meanwhile, the leader of the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, Ismail Haniya, blames the United States, underlining that Washington gave Israel “the cover for its aggression”. He even called on all the Palestinian people “to come out and face the occupation and the settlers”.
The president of the United States arrives early in the morning in Tel Aviv where he will meet with the country’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. However, his trip to Jordan was cancelled.
As it became known from the White House, the American president spoke with both the Jordanian King Abdullah and the Israeli Prime Minister stressing that “the United States strongly supports the protection of civilians in the midst of conflicts and we mourn that patients, medical personnel and other innocents have been killed or injured in this tragedy”.
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