IDF says troops take control of Shifa hospital as Hamas members hole up inside

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

The IDF says it has established control over Gaza City’s Shifa Hospital, and is calling on Hamas members inside to come out and surrender.

So far, some 80 suspects have been captured by troops according to the IDF. It claims some of those captured are confirmed terror operatives.

The IDF says several Hamas gunmen were killed and wounded in gun battles on the hospital grounds. One Israeli soldier has been lightly wounded.

The IDF’s intelligence has indicated that Hamas operatives recently arrived at the hospital premises to use the buildings as a command center.

There is no information on hostages being held in the area, the army says.

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