IDF: Dozens of terror suspects nabbed at Nasser hospital; ambulance driver participated in Oct. 7

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

Terror suspects nabbed at Nasser Hospital in Khan Younis, in this photo handout by the IDF, February 15, 2024. (Israel Defense Forces)
Terror suspects nabbed at Nasser Hospital in Khan Younis, in this photo handout by the IDF, February 15, 2024. (Israel Defense Forces)

IDF Spokesman Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari in an evening press conference says troops have detained dozens of terror suspects at Nasser Hospital in southern Gaza’s Khan Younis.

The IDF has been searching the hospital following intelligence information that hostages were previously held there, and that there may be bodies of hostages still hidden in the medical center.

Among those detained at the hospital include a Hamas ambulance driver who participated in the October 7 onslaught, another suspect who admitted to having taken part in the attacks, and a PFLP operative, according to Hagari.

He also says troops found weapons, including explosives and mortars, within the hospital premises. Last month, a rocket was fired from Nasser Hospital at troops in Gaza.

The IDF says Hamas maintains a command room, an intelligence and interrogation complex, and a police station at Nasser Hospital.

The IDF also releases footage from the interrogation of a captured Hamas operative, who says that at least 10 hostages were held at Nasser Hospital.

Released hostages have also testified that they were held at the hospital, according to Hagari.

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