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IDF Strikes Hospital Abused by Hamas

It is impossible to ignore the source of deadly attacks -- even from what looks like a hospital.
Map of Hamas terror bases and tunnel adjacent to hospital in Jabaliya, located in northern Gaza. July 22, 2014.

Map of Hamas terror bases and tunnel adjacent to hospital in Jabaliya, located in northern Gaza. July 22, 2014.
Photo Credit: IDF Spokesperson's Unit

Israeli soldiers have attacked a hospital in Gaza City — well, it was a hospital at one point — but Hamas terrorists have transformed it into a base from which to launch attacks on Israel.

It is impossible to ignore the source of lethal attacks on Israel and IDF soldiers, even when it appears to be a place of healing. Hamas terrorists have no problem using doctors and patients as human shields.

“The IDF has targeted specific sites and terrorists located within the premises of Al-Wafa hospital due to several occasions in which fire was opened at IDF forces from within the hospital grounds,” stated an IDF source.

“This, despite repeated warnings against such activities, and notifications to civilians to vacate the premises,” the source continued. “Recently, terror activities executed against IDF forces were enhanced and in several attacks a gunman opened fire and launched anti-tank missiles. This gunfire continued this morning.”

The hospital grounds and its immediate surroundings have been repeatedly utilized by Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad as a command center, rocket launching site, and a post enabling terrorists to open fire at soldiers.

The IDF has raised its concerns with international organizations on numerous occasions and warnings have been conveyed directly to the hospital administration and other Palestinian officials.

“Hamas terrorists have been intentionally abusing the hospital and other international protected symbols to indiscriminately attack Israel and its civilians. The IDF is determined to prevent the ongoing aggression by Hamas that is directed by a strategy of exploitation and abuse of the civilian population and its wellbeing,” Lieutenant Colonel Peter Lerner, IDF Spokesperson said.

Recently IAF pilots were forced to call off an air strike at the last minute when Hamas terrorists fled in an ambulance after being engaged by IDF paratroopers, out of concern there might also be an injured civilian within the vehicle.

About the Author: Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.


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32 Responses to “IDF Strikes Hospital Abused by Hamas”

  1. Let’s stop being apologetic already. It’s a war, and if Hamas chooses to use their “peaceful civilians” as human shields, let them be blamed for their deaths. Full stop.

  2. Of course because of muslim terrorists scum!

  3. YES , OMAR ELMUKHTAR , YOU IDIOT , DONT YOU UNDERSTAND INGLISH ? YOU STUPID MUSLIM MOTHER ****ER

  4. Don’t mind those cowards. Do what you have to do.

  5. **** PALESTINE YOU MUSLIM PIECE OF **** , PALESTINE IS ALREADY FREE BUT ISRAEL WILL NOT ALLOW ATTACKS FROM THAT **** COUNTRY , YOU STUPID MOTHER ****ER

  6. We shouldn’t be bombing hospitals just because they chose to shoot from them. I can think of a million different ways to handle this situation and I’m no war expert. At an 80 percent casualty rate we are doing something wrong.

  7. Free the Palestinians from the Hamas

  8. Free the Palestinians from the Hamas

  9. Free the Palestinians from the Hamas

  10. Marie Parker says:

    They are doing what every free country should do fight the terrorism. Glad they have the courage to do it.

  11. Marie Parker says:

    They are doing what every free country should do fight the terrorism. Glad they have the courage to do it.

  12. Marie Parker says:

    They are doing what every free country should do fight the terrorism. Glad they have the courage to do it.

  13. Really, Francesca. Please enlighten us. Suggest at least one or two “different ways to handle this situation”.

  14. Really, Francesca. Please enlighten us. Suggest at least one or two “different ways to handle this situation”.

  15. Really, Francesca. Please enlighten us. Suggest at least one or two “different ways to handle this situation”.

  16. God Be with you IDF..Focus.!!!.God gives Strengtyh & Courage.Be Alarmed..!

  17. And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good….Genesis 1:31

  18. And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good….Genesis 1:31

  19. Karen Bryant says:

    Hamas are cowards. They prove it daily.

  20. Karen Bryant says:

    Hamas are cowards. They prove it daily.

  21. Adam Green says:

    Level Gaza to dirt

  22. Our weakness is Hamas strength

  23. Uzi Kattan says:

    No apology but Israel should condemn these coward and their UN supporters for using a hospital to fire at Israel.

  24. they could care less about our condemnation. Therefore, we shouldn’t waste our breath and just do the job.

  25. In the old testament many times God instructed Israel to wipe out all of its enemies including women and children….to destroy the evil seed..

  26. FOR THE LORD HAS CHOSEN JACOB FOR HIMSELF AND ISRAEL FOR HIS PECULIAR TREASURE…PSALM 135: VERSE 4….nothing anyone says or does will ever change that…thus it is written…thus it shall be…

  27. FOR THE LORD HAS CHOSEN JACOB FOR HIMSELF AND ISRAEL FOR HIS PECULIAR TREASURE…PSALM 135: VERSE 4….nothing anyone says or does will ever change that…thus it is written…thus it shall be…

  28. Oh I don’t know do we not have soldiers? That are supposedly the best trained in the world? Shouldn’t we send in a special forces team and take out Hamas (like everyone else in the world does) instead of blowing everything up? Just a thought.

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