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IDF tells BBC photos of hostages after capture found on laptop in Shifa hospital, shows guns next to MRI machine

Guns and other weapons and equipment next to an MRI machine in Gaza's Shifa Hospital, as shown in a BBC report, November 16, 2023. (Screenshot used in accordance with clause 27a of the Copyright Law.)
Guns and other weapons and equipment next to an MRI machine in Gaza's Shifa Hospital, as shown in a BBC report, November 16, 2023. (Screenshot used in accordance with clause 27a of the Copyright Law.)

The IDF tells a BBC reporter, one of the two foreign journalists first taken into Shifa hospital in Gaza, overnight Wednesday-Thursday, that among the items discovered by troops was a laptop that contained photos and videos of hostages, taken after their abduction to Gaza.

Reporter Lucy Williamson is also told, but not shown, that the laptop also contains recently released footage, shared by Israeli police, of their interrogations of Hamas terrorists arrested after the October 7 assault.

Entering an MRI room at the hospital, the BBC’s Williamson reports that the IDF says it has recovered “more than a dozen Kalashnikovs, grenades, personal protective equipment, some of it with the Hamas military brigade insignia on it — you can see some of them here, hidden under these bags of medical supplies.”

“We’re also told that there have been laptops found with some information about the hostages — recent files that suggest this may have been a Hamas operating base as recently as a few days ago,” she adds.

This, Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus tells the BBC, suggests Hamas was in the hospital “within the last few days.”

“At the end of the day, this is just the tip of the iceberg,” he says. “Hamas aren’t here because they saw we were coming. This is probably what they were forced to leave behind. Our assessment is that there’s much more.”

The IDF also takes a FOX reporter into the same MRI room, and shows Hamas publications, including one on “Military Ordnance.”

Hamas pamphlets shown to FOX News by the IDF in an MRI room at Shifa Hospital in Gaza, November 16, 2023 (Screenshot used in accordance with clause 27a of the Copyright Law.)

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