Weapons found in Shifa Hospital, indicating Hamas presence in Gaza medical center

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Troops have found weapons and Hamas assets inside Shifa Hospital, which indicates the presence of the terror group.

There is no indication of hostages currently being held in Shifa, but the Israel Defense Forces believes the operation may bring intelligence information on the captives.

There has been no friction between troops and patients and medical staff at Shifa Hospital during the ongoing operation.

At least five Hamas gunmen were killed by troops during a gun battle outside the hospital. No soldiers were hurt.

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