The Israel Defense Forces publishes recordings of calls between a senior officer in the Coordinator for Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) and hospital staff at the Shifa, Rantisi, and Nasr hospitals in northern Gaza, instructing them how to safely evacuate toward the southern part of the Strip.
Palestinians have been able to leave the three hospitals, either by foot or in ambulances, after the IDF secured routes that lead to the Salah a-Din road, which serves as a humanitarian corridor for several hours during the day.
The IDF has accused Hamas of using Gaza’s hospitals for terror purposes, including situating its main headquarters under Shifa.
“Anyone who wishes to move from the hospital and toward the hospital, Al-Wehda Street, east of the hospital, is open,” says a senior officer in COGAT’s Coordination and Liaison Administration, to an official at Shifa.
“There are no Israeli forces on the eastern side of the hospital,” the officer says.
Following the repeated calls by the IDF to Gazan residents to evacuate from northern Gaza for their own safety, the IDF is enabling a passage from the Shifa, Rantisi and Nasser hospitals >> pic.twitter.com/5c07P97Ch5
— דובר צה״ל דניאל הגרי – Daniel Hagari (@IDFSpokesperson) November 12, 2023