IDF Spokesman Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari dodges a reporter’s question on claims that the IDF took bodies from Gaza City’s Shifa Hospital during operations today.
Earlier today, Shifa’s director, Muhammad Abu Salmiya, and Hamas health authorities in Gaza claimed in an interview with Al Jazeera that the IDF removed many bodies from the hospital morgue.
Meanwhile, the IDF said it had recovered the body of hostage Yehudit Weiss from a building near Shifa today.
In response to the question, Hagari says: “We are working in Shifa Hospital for 48 hours. It’s a complex operation. It’s a large complex.”
“It’s a focused, accurate operation… in the operation, we found underground [infrastructure], weapons, and we found information relating to the hostages, and next to the hospital we found Yehudit Weiss,” he says.
“We will continue to update when we have confirmed information on all the additional achievements of the operation, and we hope for additional achievements,” Hagari says. “Until then, we must wait and be patient.”