Israeli troops have stormed Gaza’s biggest hospital with tanks after days of fighting. The Al Shifa hospital was hit at least four times over the weekend, with as many as ‘100 troops’ now raiding the building in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday, November 15).
In a statement posted on social media, the Israel Defense Forces said it had launched “a precise and targeted operation against Hamas in a specified area in the Shifa Hospital”. It remained unclear how many troops were involved in the assault or what their immediate objective was.
They have previously claimed the hospital is being used as a fortress for Hamas terrorists to store weapons.
Khader Zaanoun, an eyewitness inside Al-Shifa hospital, told the BBC: “I saw six tanks inside the hospital and more than a hundred commandos soldiers, they entered the main emergency department, some of the soldiers were masked and screamed in Arabic ‘don’t move don’t move’.”
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