IDF southern command chief: ‘We see clear Hamas presence in all hospitals’

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

Head of the IDF Southern Command, Maj. Gen. Yaron Finkelman, peers into a tunnel shaft at Gaza City's Shifa Hospital, November 17, 2023. (Israel Defense Forces)
Head of the IDF Southern Command, Maj. Gen. Yaron Finkelman, peers into a tunnel shaft at Gaza City's Shifa Hospital, November 17, 2023. (Israel Defense Forces)

The head of the IDF Southern Command, Maj. Gen. Yaron Finkelman, carried out an assessment at Shifa Hospital in the Gaza Strip today, the military says.

“We see the presence of Hamas in all hospitals, it is a clear presence. They make cynical use of the hospitals, like here in the heart of Shifa,” Finkelman says to troops at the scene, where forces uncovered an entrance to a Hamas tunnel and a cache of weapons.

The IDF releases new images showing the tunnel shaft found in the hospital complex.

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