An English language statement from the military describes the operation in Gaza City’s Al-Shifa Hospital as “precise and targeted.”
The statement also says the Israeli forces that entered the medical center “include medical teams and Arabic speakers, who have undergone specified training to prepare for this complex and sensitive environment, with the intent that no harm is caused to the civilians being used by Hamas as human shields.”
“We call upon all Hamas terrorists present in the hospital to surrender,” says the statement.
???? Operational Update:
IDF forces are carrying out a precise and targeted operation against Hamas in a specified area in the Shifa Hospital, based on intelligence information and an operational necessity.
The IDF is conducting a ground operation in Gaza to defeat Hamas and…
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